Category Archives: Plants-Bushes-Trees

Native Plants in Crestwood

If you are interested in planting native plants, Beautify Crestwood has joined the Grow Native organization. Grow Native is part of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and has a number of great resources that we all can use. Grow Native has … Continue reading

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How to Save $1248.75

We are giving away free Echinacea/Purple Coneflower seeds to Crestwood residents. You can either pick them up at the November 6th beautification meeting, 5:30 p.m. at city hall or email beautifycrestwood@gmail.com to arrange a pickup. Each bag holds approximately 125 … Continue reading

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Daffodil – Giveaway

Beautify Crestwood is giving away daffodil bulbs to 35 Crestwood families! Date: Saturday October 27th Time: 11 a.m. Place: Whitecliff Park at the Halloween Fun Fest. One bag per family. Here are some planting tips for daffodils. Planting Daffodils Plant … Continue reading

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Seed Collecting – October 6th

Collecting seeds in the fall is the easy way to start hundreds of plants for no cost. If you figure that individual plants can cost $10.00 or more, you could save hundreds and thousands of dollars by collecting and planting … Continue reading

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Free Class on Fall Bulb Planting

Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m., Tom Terrific is going to be teaching a free class on planting fall bulbs. The program is for both adults and kids. Attendees will also receive bulbs to take home and plant. Free Fall … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Susan

Here are what two versions of Rudbeckia or Black Eyed Susan look like on September 7th in St. Louis Missouri. One version is the more common Rudbeckia fulgida which I have grown for years. The advantage of this variety is … Continue reading

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Island Life-Tahiti Islands Project Part II: The South Island

Pictured above in no particular order: Josie Green, Matt Koppen, Gary Gobble, Josie P, Jackie P, Kristen P, and Carrie Gobble.  Photos courtesy of Matt Green. It’s always island time in the Catalina West sector of Crestwood, and with the … Continue reading

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Butterfly/Pollinator Plants

Thanks to Mary Ann Fink and St. Louis County Parks for this concise sheet of local butterflies and their host and nectar plants. This sheet also applies to other pollinator species such as bees, hummingbirds etc. While this sheet is … Continue reading

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Beautifying City Hall and Whitecliff Park

November 5, 2016 Volunteers for Beautify Crestwood showed up enthusiastically this morning at two different sites. At the government Center one group worked on the plantings along Sappington Road, removing the dying Canna Lillies and planting new bulbs. You can … Continue reading

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Crestwood Halloween Family Fun Fest and Pumpkin Pi 5K

Beautify Crestwood, Saturday October 29, 2016 Families and kids gathered at Whitecliff Park on this unusually warm and beautiful fall day to show their Halloween costumes, go on hay rides, bounce in the fun houses, score some candy, inspect the … Continue reading

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