Category Archives: Plants-Bushes-Trees

Color in the August Garden

Thought I’d share this view of a Tiger Swallowtail on Joe Pye Weed.

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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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Echinacea – Purple Coneflower

I found a recent trial of Echinacea – Purple Coneflower – that you might enjoy. Echinacea is a prolific bloomer in my gardens, but doesn’t always come back especially when attacked by my root loving voles. I keep seed from … Continue reading

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60 Days from Now

Have hope! Here are some April flowers to look forward to in spring.

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Calamint – Montrose White

One of the impossible conditions that people list online when they are looking for plants is, “Perennial which blooms all summer.” One of the few perennials which fulfills these conditions is Calamintha nepeta – Montrose White. I’ve only grown this … Continue reading

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One of the spectacular flowers in the garden in July are daylilies. Below are some flowers from one of our new committee members. Below the pictures is an article about Daylilies. The pictures and article are by Lisa Bozdeck. Daylilies: … Continue reading

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Free Trees This Spring

I just noticed a post from the mayor about trees you can order now and have the city pay for. It appears that you can order more than one, but of course you would need the space. Below is the … Continue reading

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Native Gardening Resource Guide

Here is a link for the Grow Native Resource Guide.

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Bushes – Trees in the Yard

Since Crestwood is hopefully going to receive some free bushes-trees from Forest Releaf, here are some notes on each species from the Missouri Botanical Garden website. Aromatic Sumacs – Rhus aromatica Height: 2.00 to 6.00 feetSpread: 6.00 to 10.00 feetBloom Time: AprilBloom … Continue reading

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Grooming the Catalina West entrance

  July 20, 2019.  “Many hands make light work.” This pearl goes back to the 14th century. I heard it repeated by two different people this Saturday morning. A group of neighbors gathered at the  Rayburn and Tahiti Drive entrance … Continue reading

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