Upcoming Events

Give us the details of your upcoming gardening, lawn or landscaping event and we’ll add it here and include it in our next issue. Deadline for printing in January/February issue is December 1st. If you miss that deadline for the print issue, send your information anyway, and we’ll add it here.

FUN FOR KIDS

Oct. 4th

9am—Children’s Garden Club. For the Garden at Haefners. 6703 Telegraph Rd. (314) 846-0078. www.forthegarden.net. Sponsored by St. Louis County Parks and Recreation.

11am-2pm—First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids to play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity – Plant bulbs now for spring flowers! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

October 25th

5-7pm—Booterflies! Play games, create spook-tacular crafts and visit Treat Houses during this family-friendly Halloween event. Children, wear your costumes. Pre-registration required. For costs and registration, visit www.butterflyhouse.org/booterflies. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield. Call (636) 530-0076 for info.

PLANT SALES AND SHOWS

Oct. 11th

9am-4pm—U. City in Bloom Bulb Sale. Bulbs that are both good quality and recommended for their sustainability. Preorders placed by Oct. 6th for bulbs to be picked up the day of the sale can be completed at www.ucityinbloom.org. Sale tent located on the sidewalk on the west side of the St. Louis Bread Co. Sales support UCB’s planting of hundreds of new bulbs annually in the public flower beds in our community. Call (314) 973-3541 for info.

Oct. 12th

9am-5pm—Mid America Regional Lily Society Sale. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Missouri Botanical Garden Beaumont Room.

Oct. 18th-19th

9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society Bulb Sale. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Missouri Botanical Garden. Included with Garden admission. http://stldaffodilclub.org.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

Oct. 1st-31st

9-4 daily plus special after-hour events Tuesdays 4:30-7pm—October Owls and Orchids. More than 1,000 owl butterflies will take flight during the month. Regular admission during the day, additional admission charges apply for special evening hours. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield. Call (636) 530-0076 for info.

Oct. 7th and 9th

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener Teleconference. A brief overview of some of the hydroponic systems available for small scale production.Classes held at U of Illinois Extension offices at 901 Illinois Ave., Waterloo (618-939-3434), and 1 Regency Plaza Dr., Ste. 200, Collinsville(618-344-4230) on both days at 1:30pm, and at the Collinsville location only on the 11th at 6:30pm. $10 for color handouts, $5 for b&w. Call the location you wish to attend for program topics, dates and registration.

Oct. 4th

2pm—Flower Bulb Basket Make-N-Take. Enjoy a workshop in making a Layered Spring Flowering Bulb Bushel Basket. Your basket can sleep outdoors through winter. Come spring it will be a colorful spring flower garden that you can place anywhere. $25.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.

10am—From Fall to Winter, Transitional Container Gardening. Design colorful containers that will look great in autumn and sparkle in the winter. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

Oct. 4th & 5th    

9 am-5 pm—Annual Best of Missouri Market. Over 120 Missouri food producers and crafters offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Live music and a Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating and barnyard animals. Outdoors under tents, rain or shine. $12 adults (13-64), $5 children (3-12), $5 members. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. No trams.

Oct. 9th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Small Flowering Trees and Shrubs. $15 ($12 Garden/SNR members). Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

Oct. 10th

6-9pm—Spirits in the Garden: Drunken Botanist Night. New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart will be at the Missouri Botanical Garden to present “From Garden to Glass: Adventures in Cocktail Gardening” from her acclaimed book, The Drunken Botanist. Enjoy light snacks and a cocktail aft the appearance. Purchase the book or bring your own copy for an autograph. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center. $25 for the public, $15 for Garden Members. Snacks and one drink ticket included, cash bar available.

Oct. 11th

9am-2pm—Autumn Herb Gathering. Webster Groves Herb Society members have been creating wonderful herbal products throughout the summer to sell. Great ideas for Holiday gifts, plus garden books, and herbal how-to demos presented throughout the day. Joleene Unnerstall will speak at 10am on “How to make an herbal healing salve and practical and beneficial herbal remedies.” At 11:30am Karen Kowal will demonstrate “Mother Earth Pillows.” Parking and admission is free. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. See www.wgherbs.org for more.

10am-4pm—Garden Heights Art Walk. 30+ local artists, food, entertainment, Edg-Clif wines and local craft beer. Visit www.gardenheights.com for details. Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 S. Big Bend, Richmond Heights.

10am—Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens. Learn the art of creating miniature landscapes with doll-sized shrubs, perennials, annuals and more. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

11am—Cooking Class – Oktoberfest (The best and the WURST). Join Leigh Sweet with Tasteful Affair Catering as she demonstrates making grilled sausages in beer and onions, kraut mit apfe (red cabbage w/apples), potatoes and onions, plus gurken salat (cucumber salad). Samples and recipes of featured foods will be available. $5.00 class fee. Space is limited. Please contact Leigh at 314-488-4184 or tastefulaffair@gmail.com to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.

Oct. 12th

1pm—Fall Pruning. Trying to determine when and how to prune the numerous plants in our yards can be a challenge. There are specific time frames, various growing styles and different pruning techniques that need to be considered before we trim. Join Tom Mee for an informative demonstration on Fall and Winter pruning. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

Oct. 14th

7-9pm—Tap Root Speakers Series. Guest Speaker Gary Heingartner, Wood Hat Spirits. Sponsored by The Missouri Community Forestry Council. $10. Schlafly Bottleworks Crown Room in Maplewood. Call 636-970-3000 to pre-register or register at the door.

Oct. 18th

10am-4pm—Great River Road Chestnut Roast. Taste fresh roasted chestnuts and other delicious foods of the fall harvest. Arts and crafts, fun activities for the kids, fresh food, local vendors, demonstrations and entertainment. Cooking demo at 12 pm, and seminars at 10am and 2pm by Dr. Gene Garrett on specialty crops and agroforestry. Live performances of roots and bluegrass music with Mark Nienaber & Friends. Forrest Keeling Nursery, 88 Forrest Keeling Ln., Elsberry, MO. (573) 898-5571.

3-8pm–BooWood! FREE! Bring the whole family for the 7th Annual Boo-wood Halloween event! Kids will enjoy a craft, a scavenger hunt, free snacks and more. Costumes encouraged! Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive St., St. Louis, MO. (314) 454-6868. www.bowoodfarms.com.

9am–Tree Care Clinic. Learn the basics regarding the health of the trees in your landscape. Understand the signs of compromised trees that may create a safety hazard on your property. Be an informed consumer of professional tree care services. Location: Kirkwood Farmer’s Market Greenway. FREE. Presented by Kirkwood Urban Forestry Commission, hosted by Downtown Kirkwood and Kirkwood Farmer’s Market.

Oct. 19th and 26th

2-3:30pm–Fairy Garden Classes. $15 includes pottery and soil to get started. Call 636-244-5533 to register. Ann’s Gardens and Greenhouse, 5130 Mexico Rd., St. Peters. www. AnnsGandG.com.

Oct 25th

10am-4pm—Kress Farm Fall Festival. Music, food, guided hiking, demonstrations and speakers. $5 per carload admission. 5137 Glade Chapel Rd., Hillsboro, MO 63050.  For information call 314-753-4788.

10am—Fall Shade Tree Selections. Join Rick to learn all about shade trees for the yard and landscape. Learn about tree characteristics, growth habits and what trees will work best for your yard. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

10am and noon—Winemaking Class, California Merlot. A multi-class series on steps in wine making. You can attend as many as you like. This class will cover stabilizing and clarifying. A handout outlining each step in the process will be available. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

10am-1pm–Harvest Fair. In celebration of Food Day, fellow community gardeners and volunteers are invited to share a pot luck meal featuring seasonal garden-grown ingredients. Raffles, live music and fun events for the entire family are planned. Gateway Greening, Bell Community Garden 3871 Bell Ave., St. Louis. (314) 588-9600 ext. 104.

Oct. 26th

1pm—All about Air Plants.Tillandsia’s – better known as Air Plants – have stirred the interest of avid gardeners the last several years. Join resident expert, Evelyn Presley, for an in-depth look at the world of Tillandsia’s—what they are, how to care for them and creative ways to display them. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

Nov. 1st

10am—Amaryllis for Holiday Displays. Discover the best varieties, plus tips for growing, making flowers last, and propagation. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

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