Category Archives: Yard of the Month

Rapp Gardens – Yard of the Month

If you would combine herbs, pollinator plants, rain gardens, micro-greens, bird feeders, butterfly gardens, ferns, ponds, raised beds, vegetables, carnivorous plants, native plants and lots more, that’s what you will find at the gardens of Steve and Nancy Rapp. Steve … Continue reading

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Art and Artist – Diane Wilson

Our latest Yard of the Month winner is Diane Wilson. What impressed me about Diane was her commitment to art in the garden. You will find a candelabra which can be lowered for a small intimate dinner, a wall of … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

This month’s commercial Yard of the Month belongs to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Sappington Road. I had the great privilege of meeting with three of the garden’s caretakers, Dave Weisheit, Dave Witbrodt, and Ann Million (pictured), who … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Martha Kratzer

Martha Kratzer is a 24 year Crestwood resident who lives on Maple Grove and is the winner of our Yard of the Month award. Martha has an assortment of plants, bushes and trees which will entertain and delight gardeners throughout … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Danny Schweiss

Story by Ellen Medearis Danny Schweiss, owner of the now shuttered Danny’s Market on Big Bend , brightens the Liggett Avenue neighborhood with a gorgeous array of brightly colored flowers that splash across his front yard.Reds in roses, unnamed yellow … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Duke Michalak and Julie Dwyer

8901 Old Sappington Road When Duke Michalak purchased the property on the triangle wedge where Sappington and Old Sappington Roads meet there were woods and a cabin bordered by Mulberry Creek. As Duke lived in the rustic cabin and taught … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Mark and Becci Sasser

Story by Joyce Menning Where to start? Maybe first by thanking Greg and Sandra, next door neighbors, for bringing this yard to our attention. Mark and Becci  Sasser have made a storybook setting around their “gingerbread looking” house. Their landscaping … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Judy Schulte

Judy Schulte is not only a docent at the Missouri Botanical Garden, but she is also a Crestwood resident on Amberley Dr. with a vast variety of plants and trees. I have always admired her flowers as I walked to … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Libby and Bob Willis

Written by Denise Schaedler, Master Gardener The artfully designed corner of Sunray and General Grant Drive belongs to Libby and Bob Willis, who bought the property in 1982. At that time, the large oak trees stood as long-time residents, which … Continue reading

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Yard of the Month – Ann Million

Written by Joyce Menning Ann Million is a life-long Crestwood resident and has lived at her current address since 1976. She has been interested in gardening since she was 6 years old when she planted a pumpkin seed and nurtured and protected it … Continue reading

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