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GARDEN TOURS, PLANT SALES AND SHOWS
4-7:30 p.m.–Native Plant School Wildflower Sale and Open Garden. Purchase native plants for fall planting. 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 questions, comments, photos, drawings or plant specimens. Shaw Nature Reserve, I-44 at exit #253 in Gray Summit, Mo. Wildflower Sale and native landscaping consultations are in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden. Cost is $5 (MBG members $3). For more information visit us on the web at www.shawnature.org.
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. Orthwein Floral Display Hall at MBG. Included with Garden admission. www.gslds.com/
1-6pm–Fall Garden Tour. The Springfield Watergarden Society in conjunction with the Master Gardeners of Greene County will host a Fall Garden Tour. Eight gardens will be featured on this tour. A featured garden will be open for an additional two hours from 6 to 8 p.m. as a Springfield Watergarden Society Tiki Tour Sampler. Each garden tour ticket includes a special opportunity to visit this beautiful garden during twilight hours. Samples of Jim’s Famous Chili as well as finger food sweets will be served. Tickets for this event are $5 per person in advance or $7 day of tour. Tickets can be purchased at Garden Adventures, Maschino’s, Schaffitzel’s Greenhouse and Wickman Gardens as well as the Hotline Room and Botanical Center Gift Shop at 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield. All proceeds from this tour will be donated to Friends of Greene County Extension.
Sept. 20th- 21st
9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society Show. New cultivars and old favorites 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 at MBG. Included with Garden admission. stldahliasociety.com.
9am-5pm—Rose Society of Greater St. Louis 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.
Sept. 27th and Oct. 18th
9am-3pm–Schlafly Bottleworks Native Plant Swap and Sale. St. Louis Audubon Society’s own Susan Pang has arranged for two dates in the parking lot at Schlafly’s in Maplewood to support a native plant swap and sale. Everyone’s got too much of SOME plant and looking for something new. Pot up some of yours and bring it on over. They’ll have Forrest Keeling and Ozark Berry Farm providing retail sales—just in case the swap doesn’t have the right plant. A portion of their sales will support Bring Conservation Home!
CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS
Aug. 30th-Sept. 1st
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. Doors open at 9am. $15 adults (ages 13 to 64), $10 seniors (65+), $5 children (3 to 12), $5 members. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. No trams. Missouri Botanical Garden.
Dining Wild! Hosted by Lincoln University’s Native Plants Program. Native garden tours from 3-5pm, social mixer from 5-6pm and dinner (featuring native edible plants) and presentations from 6-9pm. $25. Scruggs University Center, 820 Chestnut St. Jefferson City, MO. Call (573) 681-3553 for information or email HempenA@LincolnU.edu.
Hillermann’s Fall Market Open. Fall activities including scarecrow building available. Choose from our great selection of mums, corn, pumpkins, fodder, and so much more to decorate your home and garden. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am—Lawn Care 101 with Charlie Kriete. Fall is the best time for lawn seeding and renovation! Make sure to join Charlie at to learn the best steps for fall lawn care and have all your questions answered. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
11am – 12pm – Organic Landscapes and Lawns. Join us as Dr. William Sadler, a leading expert in the field of Organic Fertilizers, shares techniques on keeping our landscape healthy and how chemicals effect the nutrients in our soils that plants need to thrive. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
Sept. 9th and 11th
Daylilies Teleconference. Learn basic care and maintenance plus all the incredible choice of colors, patterns and forms available. 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.
1-4 pm—Native Plant School: Landscaping with Vines. Learn what native vines to grow for any situation. $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.
Missouri State Master Gardener Conference. See page XX for details.
10am—DIY Home Landscape. Join Rick to learn tips and tricks to install a DIY Landscape Project. Create a beautiful landscape for your home. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
Sept 13-14, Sept 20-21, Sept 27-28 and Oct 4-5
Harvest Weekends! Experience the Grape Harvest, Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard invites volunteers to become a “Grape Friend” and help harvest the chambourcin grapes. Lunch served, side dish welcome, free wine tasting for volunteers! 9-4:00pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.
Sept. 13th & 20th
10am—Exquisite Fall and Winter 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.
6pm—Chefs in a Garden. Local chefs turn locally grown produce from area community gardens into a gourmet smorgasbord, all to raise funds for Gateway Greening, the community gardening organization. Palladium, 1400 Park Place, St. Louis. For ticket information call (314) 588-9600 x23 or visit www.gatewaygreening.org.
Noon-4pm–Naturescaping Open House. Sue & Andy Leahy invite you to their “Bring Conservation Home” Gold-certified landscape for a tour. Several of St. Louis Audubon Society Habitat Advisors will also be on site to help show you around and answer your questions. http://www.stlouisaudubon.org/calendar/content/leahy-open-house.html
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.
Bellefontaine Cemetery Butterfly Garden Class & Planting. 4947 W. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115. 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. lecture about the plantings to be done and why they were selected. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon you will be planting/enhancing the butterfly garden. Please respond to Dan Fuller Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com if you are interested.
10am-4pm–Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve. This fun-filled family event portrays prairie heritage through activities and demonstrations, and showcases the Reserve’s 250-acre re-created tall grass prairie. Hike with a naturalist through the prairie to learn about prairie life, check out the teepee, play pioneer games, listen to a live band, and watch weavers, spinners and other craft demonstrations. Some of the exhibits include mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and insects. Living history characters will re-enact the lives of early prairie inhabitants. An archaeologist and a flint-knapper will display and interpret artifacts of prairie life. Native plant nurseries will sell wildflowers and seeds. Visit the concessions to purchase bison burgers, homemade baked goods, root beer, and kettle corn. Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden, in Gray Summit, Mo., located south of Interstate 44 at exit #253; watch for signs to the designated parking area. $3 Missouri Botanical Garden members and Shaw Nature Reserve passholders, $6 nonmembers 16 and older, $2 for children 15 and under. INFO: (636) 451-3512.
Sept. 23rd & 25th
Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens Teleconference. Learn how to reduce your impact downstream by building a rain garden. 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 25th at 6:30pm. $10 for color handouts, $5 for b&w. Call the location you wish to attend for program topics, dates and registration.
10am—Creative Fall Combos. Learn about all the new fall plants, creating beautiful fall combo planters and adding that fall touch to your flower beds. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
11am—Cooking Class – Harvest Dinners. Join Leigh Sweet with Tasteful Affair Catering as she demonstrates making ‘Drunken chickee’, KC strip steaks with red-wine butter, grilled water melon & tomato salad w/feta. Samples and recipes of featured foods will be available. $5.00 class fee. Space is limited. Please contact Leigh at 314-488-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
Sept. 27th & Oct. 4th
10am—From 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.
1pm – 2pm – Beyond the Monarch Butterfly. Much has been written about the Monarch butterfly and the plants it’s attracted to. What about the other butterflies that live in Missouri? Join us and Evelyn Presley for a lively presentation on how to draw these colorful creatures to your garden.Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
FUN FOR KIDS
Between11am and 2pm–First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids anytime to play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity - Make a Birdbath! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
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.