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  October issue is Sept. 1st. If you miss that deadline for the print issue, send your information anyway, and we’ll add it here.

FUN FOR KIDS

Sept. 3rd

Between11am and 2pm–First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids anytime to play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity – Make a fall hand wreath for home! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Sept. 10th

9am—Plant Fall Color. St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Children’s Garden Club. FREE. Sherwood’s Forest Nursery and Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd.

Sept. 17th

10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm—Great Green Adventures: Celebrate Urban Birds. Celebrate birds and learn about this Citizen Science project from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For children ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.

Oct. 1st

9am—Children’s Garden Club. St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Children’s Garden Club. FREE. Haefner’s For the Garden. 6704 Telegraph Rd.

GARDEN TOURS, PLANT SALES AND SHOWS

Sept. 10th-11th
9am-5pm–
Gateway West Gesneriad Society Show and Sale. New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Beaumont Room, Ridgway Visitor Center at Missouri Botanical Garden. Entry included with Garden admission. www.gesneriadsociety.org.

9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Daylily Society Show and Sale. New cultivars and old favorites sold by the area’s top growers who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Ridgway Visitor Center at MBG. Included with Garden admission. www.gslds.com/

Sept. 9th

4-7:30 p.m.–Native Plant School Wildflower Sale. Welcoming new and experienced gardeners and people looking for locally made products for a greener community, including wildflowers from Missouri Wildflower Nursery, wine, bread, meats, art, crafts and more. The sale is located in the pavilions behind the Bascom House, near the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. The garden is devoted to showcasing native plants in many habitats and design styles. Native plant experts will be on hand to answer questions, identify plants and give guidance to gardeners wishing to expand their plant palette with native plants. Bring checks and cash to pay vendors. Shaw Nature Reserve, I-44 at exit #253 in Gray Summit, Mo. Cost is $5 (MBG members $3). For more information visit us on the web at www.shawnature.org.

Sept. 13th

6-8pm. Faust Park Garden Tour. The St. Louis Evening Herbalists will host a free tour at the History Village Herb Garden in Faust Park History Village in Chesterfield, MO. Highlights include Dr. Bates’ Medicinal Garden, Culinary Herb Garden, Dye Garden, Fragrance Beds, and a Farm Crop Field. Iced drinks and cookies served. RSVP by Sept. 7th to 314-434-2030 or michaken@att.net.

Sept. 15th

Noon-6pm—Leafing through Literature, A Small Standard Flower Show. Presented by the Twenty-Five Gardeners, Flora Garden Club, and Nancy Weber Garden Club. Farmington Public Library, 101 N. A St., Farmington, MO. Free and open to the public.

Sept. 24th-25th

9am-5pm— Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society. New cultivars and old favorites are shown 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. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org.

Oct. 8th

9am-2pm—U City in Bloom Spring Bulb Sale. Pre-sale orders can be purchased in advance online at www.ucityinbloom.org. Sale is at 6630 Delmar Blvd., University City.

9am-2pm—Autumn Herb Gathering. Vicki Lander from Flower Hill Farm will talk about using herbs for beauty and display at 10am. Amanda Cenete from Elements Herbology will speak on herbs for healthy living at noon. Learn about the 2017 Herb of the Year—Cilantro, the plant, and Coriander, the seed. Enjoy herb tastings, herbal demonstrations, purchase unique herbal gifts food items, herbal books, cookbooks and calendars. Presented by the Webster Groves Herb Society. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves.

Oct. 9th

Noon-5pm—“Goodbye Summer and Hello Fall”, a Small Standard Flower Show. Presented by the Sprig and Twig Garden Club. A plant sale will also be offered. Florissant Senior Center. 955 Rue St., Florissant.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

Aug. 27th

6-10pm—Night Blooms – Music in the Garden. Join staff after hours for Night Blooms on the patio, featuring local musician Terrance Wafer. Café Angelina will be open and serving wine, beer and light fare. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

10am—Secret Fixes for Your Worst Plant Challenges. Are deer and bunnies eating all your hard work? Has disease turned your Phlox into a crumpled mess? Learn about the plants that we have found work in these tough situations. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

11am-noon—Fall Seeding & Lawn Renovation. Fall is an important time to add the necessary organic matter needed for your lawn to endure the stresses it will encounter next year. Learn the various steps for a fall maintenance program that will help create a lush lawn in spring. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

Washington County Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner. Explore farm country and celebrate the growing season in historic Washington County. The event kicks off at the Washington County Courthouse Farmer’s Market in Potosi, MO with an information booth, and local craft displays along side market delights of produce, homemade jams, breads and honey. Set out from the Courthouse Square with your farm tour maps on the free, self-guided tour featuring 13 venues highlighting the diversity of local farms and 250 years of history in Washington County. The farmer’s market opens at 8am and most farms are ready for visitors by 10am. Enjoy lunch while benefitting the Farm Tour Agriculture Scholarship by purchasing a locally-sourced BLT or pork loin box lunch at the Courthouse or sample some B&B’s cuisine in Caledonia. Both lunches are $12 each and first come, first served. Call 573-438-8555 to reserve a box lunch. End the afternoon with the Harvest Field Dinner showcasing locally produced foods and featuring handcrafted cheese appetizers, local wine and a leisurely four course, farm-style dinner set in the vineyards at Edg-Clif Winery near Potosi, MO. Tickets are $60/person and proceeds benefit the Washington County Farm Tour Scholarship Fund. For more information visit www.homegrownfarmtour.com or call Debby Bust at (573) 438-8555 to make reservations.

2pm–Bee Appreciation Month: Honeytasting. Honey tasting with SeedGeeks. Rolling Ridge Nursery 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. (314) 962-3311. FREE and open to all ages.

Aug. 28th and Sept. 1st

10am–Gardening for Songbirds. Learn the most important plants to attract songbirds. Papillon Perennials, 2906 Ossenfort Rd., Wildwood, MO 63038. FREE.

Sept. 1st

10am–Gardening for Songbirds. Learn the most important plants to attract songbirds. Papillon Perennials, 2906 Ossenfort Rd., Wildwood, MO 63038. FREE.

Sept. 3rd-5th

10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm Monday—Annual Japanese Festival. Taiko drumming, bon odori festival dancing, martial arts, candlelight walks in the Japanese Garden and more. Regular adamission rates to the Children’s Garden apply. For pricing and more information visit www.mobot.org. No trams. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Sept. 3rd

10am—Exquisite Autumn Containers for Entrance Ways and Patios. Learn about outstanding plant combinations and window boxes with color and texture. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

Sept. 6th-Dec. 13th

6-9pm—Master Gardener Training. A new season of classes to train to become a St. Charles County Master Gardener is beginning. Call University of Missouri Extension Center of St. Charles for details. (636)970-3000.

Sept. 8th

1-4 pm—Native Plant School: Ethnobotany and Native Plant Folkflore. Explore historical uses of native plants and the stories that connect them to our predecessors. Enjoy a hike to look at some of the natives discussed. $15 ($10 Garden members). Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

September 10th

10-11am –Food Safety in the Garden Workshop. Part of the Youth Garden Institute series, this workshop focuses on teaching youth educators best practices for working with kids to ensure that produce grown in the school garden is safe to eat. The Carriage House, 3815 Bell Ave, St Louis, MO 63108. Register online at http://www.gatewaygreening.org/youth-garden-institute/

10-11:30am—The Many Types of Shade. Learn about the many types of shade and explore the vast variety of trees available: from natives such as Oak, Sycamore & Black Gum; to the beautiful Red and Sugar Maple varieties & Ginkgo. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

10am—Exceptional Plants with Year Round Interest for Containers and Gardens. Learn about outstanding plants with colorful evergreen foliage, fascinating bark, or delightful berries, and how they can be incorporated into your designs. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

Sept. 10th and 24th

6-10pm—Night Blooms – Music at the Garden. Enjoy a relaxed outdoor evening with live music performed by local musicians. Enjoy dinner, wine and local craft beers served by Café Angelina. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

September 11th

6-9pm – Chefs in a Garden. Join us for our annual gala, where attendees can explore our silent auction and enjoy incredible food as talented St. Louis chefs prepare a variety of tasting plates from local ingredients. The Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO. Tickets available at http://www.chefsinagarden.org

Sept. 11th and 15th

10am–Native Shrub Replacements for Common Invasives. Learn about eco-friendly alternatives to plants like burning bush, Bradford pears, honeysuckle and more. Papillon Perennials, 2906 Ossenfort Rd., Wildwood, MO 63038. FREE.

September 15th

7-8 pm. – Library Workshop: Intro to Seed Saving. Join Gateway Greening at the Lewis & Clark Library Branch to learn about saving seeds from your garden! FREE. 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63136. http://www.gatewaygreening.org/events/.

September 17th

8am-noon—Autumn Project Kickoff . Fall is a great time to accomplish lawn, garden and landscape projects around your home! Bring your questions, attend these classes and get those projects going! FREE Landscape Design Consultation- call to set an appointment between 8am-noon (bring pictures and measurements). Lawn Care Seminar from 9-10am. Fall Bulb Talk by Cindy Haeffner, president of the Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society from 10-11am. Fire Pit Building Demonstration from 11am-noon. Samples of local wines available (21 and over). Lunch available to benefit Franklin County Area United Way.  25% OFF Trees & Shrubs – Good on 9/16/16, 9/17/16, and 9/18/16 only. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Sept. 16th-18th

11am-5pm—Stark Bro’s Fall Festival. Drawing for a gift basket worth $125. Free pumpkin painting for kids. Cider-making demonstrations, United Way fundraising lunch 11am-2pm. Plus special sale prices and offers. Mention code GG to get $20 off $100 purchase. Stark Bro’s Garden Center, 11523 Highway NN, Louisiana, MO.

Sept. 17th

10am—Splashy Seasonal Containers. Learn everything you need to know to bring seasonal splash to your patio or porch containers. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

1-5pm—Arbormeisters Beer Festival. Eat. Drink. Plant a Tree! Forest ReLeaf’s CommuniTree Gardens nursery, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights. To learn more about Forest ReLeaf go to moreleaf.org.

10-11am – Eat Healthy Our Way STL: Guest educator Selas Kidane leads this community workshop, promoting healthy body and mind through the art of African heritage vegan cooking. The Carriage House: 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. http://www.gatewaygreening.org/events/. Sponsored by Gateway Greening.

11am—Honey Tasting. Meet beekeeper Vic Imgarten and sample recently harvested honey. Learn about the different flavor profiles in honeys produced by different plants and also how to maintain hives to keep your bees healthy through the fall and winter seasons. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

Sept. 18th

9am-dusk—U. City in Bloom Plein Air Art Competition. Watch artists create their works from 9am-3pm in Heman Park, Lewis Park, and around the historic University City Civic Plaza. Finished art work will be judged at 4pm. The art will be displayed inside Centennial Commons and available for purchase during the evening event which begins at 6pm. Meet the artists while enjoying their art, a silent auction, a light buffet, and cocktails at the evening fundraiser for U City in Bloom.   Tickets  for the general public are $35.00. Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard, University City. Visit www.ucityinbloom.org for more details and to purchase advance tickets.

September 21st

6:30-7:30pm – Pints ‘n’ Plants: Upcycling in the Garden. Presented by Jenny Murphy of Perennial STL. FREE. Urban Chestnut Bier Hall – the Grove, 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis 63110. http://www.gatewaygreening.org/events/. Sponsored by Gateway Greening.

7-8 pm. – Library Workshop: Herb Care and Useage. Join Gatway Greening at the Thornhill Library Branch to learn about caring garden herbs and their various uses! FREE. 12863 Willwyck Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146. http://www.gatewaygreening.org/events/

Sept. 24th

2pm-dark—Stark Bro’s 200th Anniversary Celebration. Games, petting zoo and pony rides, Cincinnati Circus Entertainers, food, speaker program, music by Everyday People band, fireworks and more. Free admission. Pike County Fairgrounds, 15884 Highway 54, Bowling Green, MO.

Sept. 25th and 29th

10am–An Almost No-Maintenance Garden. Learn how you can have a beautiful garden with the least amount of maintenance. Papillon Perennials, 2906 Ossenfort Rd., Wildwood, MO 63038. FREE.

Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd

25th Annual Best of Missouri Market®. “First Look Friday” Sept. 30th, 6-9pm. Enjoy an early chance to shop and dine at the Best of Missouri Market. Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm: Over 130 regional 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. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoors under tents, rain or shine. $12 adults (ages 13 and up), $5 children (3 to 12), $5 members, no charge for member children. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends.  Part of the American Arts Experience. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.

 

Oct. 1st and 8th

10am—Fall to Winter, Transitional Container Gardening. Learn how to use evergreen perennials and shrubs, along with seasonal ornaments to have your pots looking gorgeous all the way till spring. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.