Category Archives: Native Plants

Blazing Star – Liatris spicata

Blazing Star is one of the easiest native plants to grow. You can buy these as either plants or bulbs and the cost can range from $15.00 for plants to 25 cents for bulbs. The Beautification Committee is giving away … Continue reading

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Grow Native Resource Guide

If you are looking for advice on resources for your native garden, the 2022 Grow Native Resource Guide is the place to start. You can either click on this link, to view the PDF or you can pick up a … Continue reading

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Bush Honeysuckle – Taking Over

If you are interested in growing native plants, bushes and trees, plus attracting birds, butterflies and pollinators, then bush honeysuckle is a big bully which will take over your garden. The pamphlet above is put out by the Missouri Department … Continue reading

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Pollinator Friendly Parks

In the next few years, Crestwood is going to add some more pollinator gardens to our local parks. Below is a free publication From the Xerces Society with lots of good information on the topic. Note – much of this … Continue reading

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Free Native Seeds

We have 50 free native seed packets at Whitecliff Recreation Center. These seeds are best planted in the late fall and have around a thousand seeds. These won’t last long so drive over ASAP.

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Free Native Seeds – Saturday, Oct. 23rd.

Whitecliff Park Fall Festival – 11 a.m. 1000 seeds – needs at least 25 square feet – weed free.Plant after Nov. 15th – barely cover with soil or potting mix.This mix has both annuals and perennials. Below is what my … Continue reading

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Echinacea Problems

The most common problem I have with Echinacea is the Aster Yellows Disease which shows up occasionally in my garden. The above picture shows what it looks like as compared to a normal Echinacea. The only solution to this is … Continue reading

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Crestwood Native Plant Sale

Thursday – September 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pmRoeslein & Associates, Inc. is hosting a native plant sale. Sale will be in the parking lot.9200 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126 Some vendors accept cash, check, or credit cards; some … Continue reading

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August Soil Preparation

If you’re contemplating putting in a native seed flower bed in late fall, August is a good time to get the soil ready. Your main job is to get rid of all the grass and weeds and have a clean … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan or Rudbeckia hirta is a new flower to me which sprouted up from the free packet of seeds given away by Beautify Crestwood. What was a surprise was that the seeds were only planted on March 26th and … Continue reading

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