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 May 2017 issue is April 1st. If you miss that deadline for the print issue, send your information anyway, and we’ll add it here.

FUN FOR KIDS

March 4th

9am—Children’s Garden Club-Pollinators and Plants. FREE, no reservations required, everyone welcome. Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd., (314) 966-0028.

10-11am—First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids to palnt a Pot of Gold. Please call to RSVP. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

March 9th-11th

Children’s Garden Club at the Home and Garden Show. Visit Booth #4043 for children’s gardening activities. Builder’s Home & Garden Show, America’s Center, St. Louis.

April 1st

9am-Children’s Garden Club-Fun in the Garden. For the Garden by Haefner’s, 6703 Telegraph Rd.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

Through Mar. 26th  

9am-5pm— Annual Orchid Show. Features 800 blooming orchids from one of the world’s premier orchid collections. The Orchid Show is the only time of year when a vast, rotating selection of orchids from the Garden’s collection is available for public viewing. Orthwein Floral Display Hall at Missouri Botanical Garden. Garden admission plus $5; free for Garden members.

March 1st

Gateway Green Industry Conference. Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL.

This event features a keynote speaker and 5 breakout sessions with a variety of topics to choose from in each session. It is open to all interested in natives, trees, perennials, invasive plants, pollinators, rain garden and much more. Registration is $80. Call 618-344-4230 for more information or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms/.

March 2nd

2pm and 7pm—What’s the Buzzzz? Pollinators in Your Garden and For Your Health. Jane Sueme & Scott Klein, Isabees, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.

March 3rd-4th

5:30-9pm Fri., 9am-4pm Sat.—Partners for Native Landscaping. St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood, MO. (Please note this is the correct location—the location in the print edition article was incorrect.) A reception (Fri.) and workshop (Sat.) for homeowners offering information and resources on how to landscape with native plants for greener communities. Keynote speakers are Neil Diboll, President of Prairie Nursery, and Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants. Other breakout sessions on topics including Gardening for Wildlife, Rainscaping, and Native Gardening Practices. Native plants for sale, and vendors from various organizations on hand to answer questions about native gardening and related topics. Registration is $20 for the reception, and $15 for the workshop, which includes lunch. Register online at www.stlouisaudupon.org/PNL2017.

March 4th

2017 Weekend Gardener. Our Lady of Snows, Belleville, IL 16 horticultural breakout session to choose from this event is always a local favorite. $40, includes lunch. Registration information is available at 618-939-3434.

11:30am—Let’s Make a Terrarium. We provide all the supplies along with an experienced terrarium tutor to guide you through the process. $45. Bring your own glass container and save $10 on class fee. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

March 4th-19th

Honeysuckle Sweep Week! Help remove invasive bush honeysuckle from your
community by participating in one of these regional honeysuckle removal events. RSVP or registration is required for some events. Contact each organization or visit web address below for details.
March 4
9 a.m.–noon–Deer Creek Park.Organized by Webster Groves and Missouri Botanical Garden. For information contact Nelson Curran at nelson.curran@mobot.org or (314) 577-9473.
March 4
9 a.m.–Blanchette Park (1900 Randolph, St. Charles, MO, Pavilion 4). Organized by Greenway Network
March 5, 12,and 19
11 a.m.–Emmenegger Nature Park, Kirkwood
Organized by Kirkwood Parks Adopt-a-Park volunteer group. Event registration required; to register contact gwahlmann@sbcglobal.net or (314) 954-1208.
March 7, all day beginning at 8:30 a.m.
March 10 and 17 8:30-11:30am
Paul A. Schroeder Park (359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021). Organized by City of Manchester and Missouri Master Naturalists, Great River Chapter. For information or to register contact Becky at (636) 391-6326 x 400.
March 11
9 a.m.–noon–Laumeier Sculpture Park. Organized by Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis County Parks. For information contact Nelson Curran at nelson.curran@mobot.org or (314) 577-9473.
March 11
10 a.m.–3 p.m.–The College School, Labarque Campus (4180 Doc Sargent Rd. Pacific, MO 63069). Organized by The College School. Contact Tim Wood at Twood@thecollegeschool.org or (314)629-8600.
March 11
9 a.m.–noon
Honeysuckle Hack at Forest River Trail Park. Organized by the Open Space Council for St. Louis Region.

For more information on Honeysuckle Sweep Week events, visit https://tinyurl.com/z2deqb3. Honeysuckle Sweep Week is organized by
biodiverseCity St Louis and
Missouri Botanical Garden

March 9th

10:30am—Pruning: Learn How to Make the Right Cuts. Taught by Ken Wheat, U. of IL Extension Master Gardener. Location: SIUe Gardens Center, 6 Arboretum Lane. Reservations @ thegardens@siue.edu, or call 618-650-3070. $2 fee paid at the class.

2pm and 7pm—Smart Pots: A Great Way to Grow Your Vegetables. Brandon Boyles, Smart Pots Co., guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.

March 9th-12th

Bookworm! A Standard Flower Show. Celebrate some literary masterpieces and represent them in beautiful floral designs at the Builder’s Home and Garden Show, America’s Center. Booth #4051. Visit GatewayGardener.com/flower-shows/rules for details.

March 10th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Maintaining a Successful Native Garden. Bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, and plant specimens for discussion. Session includes hands-on tours and demonstrations. Audience participation encouraged. $17 ($14 Garden members). Shaw Nature Reserve in the classroom behind the Joseph H. Bascom house. Register and pay online at ShawNature.org, or call (636) 451-3512 ext. 0. 

March 11th

10am—Beginning Perennial Gardening. Learn how to design successful perennial gardens that will suit the existing conditions of your own yard. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

March 15th

10am–Pollinator Junction Park Opening. Help open the park and recognize financial and volunteer contributors to the pollinary park at the Museum of Transportation. 3015 Barrett Station Rd.

6:30-8:30pm—Project Pollinator Anniversary Celebration. Celebrate the first anniversary of Project Pollinator, a joint initiative promoting an appreciation of all pollinators through education and creation of pollinator gardens. Learn why pollinators are important and how you can make a difference. Light refreshments will be served. Adults. Registration required. Call 314-994-3300. St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis.

March 16th

2pm.and 7pm—Gardening Hydroponic Style. Donnie Lokey and Andy Chidester, FoxFarms, guest speakers at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.

8am-noon—Spring Kick-off  at Hillermanns: St. Patrick’s Day Theme. Landscape department will be here for free designs.10am—Lighting, 11am—Irrigation, 12pm—Lawn Program, 10-11am—Hypertufa make-n-take, $40. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

11am—Healthy Lawns & Gardens. Healthy living calls us to be good stewards of our home environment by developing and maintaining healthy lawn and garden practices.  Please join Dr. William Sadler, renowned in the field of organics for a prescribed gardening regimen that will boost the health of any area in your yard or garden. Free event. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

March 18th

9am-noon–Starting a Spring Vegetable Garden. Free gardening class at MU Extension office at 132 E. Monroe St. in Kirkwood. Attendees will receive a garden kit to start their spring vegetable garden.

10am—To Prune or Not to Prune. And the Right Way to Do it. Learn the correct timing and techniques to prune the various Hydrangea cultivars and other shrubs for maximum blooming. Rejuvenating tired old shrubs will also be discussed. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

March 23rd

2pm.and 7pm—Garden Design Using Hosta. Bruce Buehrig, co-founder St. Louis Hosta Society, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.

March 25th

10am-2pm—Equipment Center Demo Day. Test-drive and find the mower that is right for you, and check out all the handheld power tools to make your outdoor jobs a breeze. Talk with reps, ask questions, and learn more about these lines of equipment. Enter for a chance to win a STIHL FS56 Trimmer. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

9am-4:30pm—Spring Refresh. Enjoy a day of leaving the stress of everyday life behind you and refresh with a day of wellness in mind, body and the garden!  Enjoy yoga in the greenhouse, and learn to use meditation as a tool to help you relax-more and stress-less. Enjoy a seasonal lunch with recipes from Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen.  Then, get some tips on growing a spring garden and learn about the benefits of houseplants. Go to frisellanursery.com for specific times and details of each event. Frisella Nursery, 636.798.2555.

March 25th and 28th

10am—Spring Gardening Tips. Guest speaker Karen Collins, author of Karen’s Garden Calendar, offers tips for early spring gardening. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

March 27th

Noon–Spring Lawn Care. Learn how to get your lawn up and running this spring. MU Extension, 132 E. Monroe St., Kirkwood. Cost is $15.

March 28th

6:30pm—Container Gardening: A Different Approach. Taught by Marian Smithson, U of IL Extension Master Gardener. Location: SIUe Gardens Center, 6 Arboretum Lane. Reservations @ thegardens@siue.edu, or call 618-650-3070. $2 fee paid at the class.

March 30th

2pm.and 7pm—Let’s Mix it Up: Planting Beautiful & Successful Containers. Adam Heimos, NG Heimos Greenhouses, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.