Upcoming Events

 

Give us the details of your upcoming gardening, lawn or landscaping event and we’ll add it to our website and include it in our next issue. Deadline for printing in March 2018 issue is Feb. 1st. If you don’t make that deadline, send the information anyway, and we’ll post it on this page.

GARDEN CLUBS AND PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGS

Interested in Joining a Garden Club or Plant Society? We have meeting dates, locations and contact information on more than 50 area garden clubs on our website at www.GatewayGardener.com. Don’t have access to the internet? Just call us at (314) 968-3740, or write us at PO Box 220853, St. Louis, MO 63122, and we’ll get the information to you. So share your joy for gardening and join a garden club or favorite plant society today!

How to reach us:

Mail: PO Box 220853, St. Louis, MO 63122

Email: info@gatewaygardener.com

GARDEN CLUBS AND PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGS

Interested in Joining a Garden Club or Plant Society? We have meeting dates, locations and contact information on more than 50 area garden clubs on our website at www.GatewayGardener.com. Don’t have access to the internet? Just call us at (314) 968-3740, or write us at PO Box 220853, St. Louis, MO 63122, and we’ll get the information to you. So share your joy for gardening and join a garden club or favorite plant society today!

FUN FOR KIDS

January 6th

9 am—Dried FloraChildren’s Garden Club. Baisch & Skinner, Inc., 2721 LaSalle St., St. Louis, MO. FREE.

10-11am—First Saturday Kids. Make a cupcake birdfeeder. $5 supply fee. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, call 636-239-6729 to sign up. www.hillermann.com.

February 3rd

9am—Birding Project- Children’s Garden Club. Sappington Garden Shop. 11530 Gravois, St. Louis County, MO. FREE.

10-11am—First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids by and make a Valentine’s Planter as a figt for Mom or Dad. $5 supply fee. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, call 636-239-6729 to RSVP. www.hillermann.com.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

January 6th

1-2pm—Maple Tapping. Learn to place a tap in a maple tree and set up the collection system. Later sessions will cover processing the syrup. University of Illinois Extension at Willoughby Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville. Register at (618) 346-7529.

January 7th

2-4pm—EarthDance Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Information Session. Learn how you can participate in this hands-on part-time education in organic gardening, market farming, and applied permaculture. Schlafly Bottleworks Crown Room, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood. For more information call (314) 521-1006 or visit EarthDanceFarms.org.

January 11th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Practical Gardening with Native Plants. Gain an understanding of basic gardening maintenance tasks and improve knowledge of native plant horticulture. Session includes hands-on tours and demonstrations. Audience participation encouraged. Registration is required by visiting online at www.shawnature.org or calling (636) 451-3512 x6007. $17 ($14 Garden members).

January 13th

10-11am—Mini Garden Make-N-Take Workshop. Create your own Mini Garden to take home. A container, plants and mini decor items are included in a $40.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

January 19th

10am-noon–Grow Lighting 101. A free class dedicated to base through technical knowledge of grow lighting. Topics covered will include measuring light intensity for plant growth, greenhouse light transmission, supplemental lighting, light fixture parts, and fixture layout for optimum light levels. Hummert International, 4500 Earth City Expy, Earth City, MO.

January 20th

10-11am—String Garden Make-N-Take Workshop. Create your own moss ball string garden to take home. $20.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

January 27th

10-11am—Margaritas, Succulents, and More. Come have a margarita, then use the glass as a succulent planter . $20.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

February 1st

10-11am—Mardi Gras Centerpiece and Table Decor. Learn how to make a unique New Oreans style Mardi Gras centerpiece. $20 supply fee. Hillermann Nursery & Florist. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. www.hillermann.com.

February 3rd

1-2pm—Beginning Beekeeping. Learn how to get started in beekeeping. University of Illinois Extension at Willoughby Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville. Register at (618) 346-7529.

February 3rd-4th

9am-5pm—Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis 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. Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Visitor Center.

February 3rd through March 25th

9am-5pm—Annual Orchid Show: Where Wild Things Grow. Features 500 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.

February 8th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Greenhouse Propagation of Native Plants. This class will introduce the basic propagation methods that involve stratification, scarification, timing, soils, containers, fertilization and basic insect management. Class held at Shaw Nature Reserve Greenhouse area. Session includes hands-on tours and demonstrations. Audience participation encouraged. Registration is required by visiting online at www.shawnature.org or calling (636) 451-3512 x6007. $17 ($14 Garden members).

February 10th

10am-3pm—Preseason Gardening Expo. Join local industry experts who will cover gardening topics, education, demonstrations, and seed-starting for kids. Refreshments and prizes on hand. Visit with, ask questions and share ideas with Landscape Designers, Local Growers, Local Green Industry Experts, Plant Society Representatives, and more. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. Visit RollingRidgeNursery.com for more information or call (314) 962-3311.

February 9th-11th

30th Anniversary Midwestern Herb and Garden Show. For both the gardening experts and the gardening hopefuls, three days of demonstrations, classes, and seminars with nationally recognized speakers and unique displays by more than 40+ exhibitors. The Herb & Garden Show is an opportunity to learn from the experts during the free hourly educational classes where you can ask questions, share information and even participate in take-home activities. Topics include The Art of Adding Herbs to your Cooking, Those “Other” Fruit-Bearing Plants, Identifying Horticultural Pests and Problems for Home Gardeners, and more. Vendors display a variety of items including fresh herbs, herbs for culinary, medicinal and decorative use, bulbs, seeds, books on birds, herbs and gardening, hypertufa, plants, herbal cookbooks, gardening magazines, bird feeders, houses and baths, antiques, china, spices, trellises, gourds, orchids, fudge, pasta, rolling pins, and many more. Times Square Mall located on Broadway & 42nd Street. Hours are 10am – 9pm on Friday & Saturday and 12pm – 5pm Sunday. Free Admission & Free Hourly Classes. For more information call (800) 252-5464 or visit  www.midwesternherbandgardenshow.com.

February 13th

10am—What’s your Plant Telling You? FREE class. Kirkwood Gardens, 2701 Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63021. KirkwoodGardens.com.

February 22nd-March 29th

2pm and 7pm–Gardening Seminars. Each Thursday a different topic is discussed. Join the fun! Today’s topic: Perennials: These are a Few of my Favorite Things, plus Plants and Trees, If You Please! Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700 or SappingtonGardenShop.com.

February 20th

6pm—Plant Trends: Tried & True / Old & New. FREE class. Kirkwood Gardens, 2701 Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63021. KirkwoodGardens.com.

February 24th

St. Charles Master Gardeners’ Dig In: A Gardening Seminar. An expanded format includes light breakfast and lunch. The day starts with a keynote speaker on the Importance of Soil. Three sessions will follow with a choice of five topics offered each session. Registrants will choose a topic for each session. $35 (nonrefundable) for registration received by February 16; $45 for late and at-the-door registration. Visit http://extension.missouri.edu/stcharles/digin.aspx to view the schedule of topics and details. Call 636-970-3000 to register for the seminar. All major credit cards accepted. St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO. 

February 25th

12-5:30 PM – Community Agriculture Conference. Formerly known as the STL Community Garden Summit, this year’s event features Keynote Speaker Rob Reiman, Executive Director of The Giving Grove. Learn more at www.gatewaygreening.org/community-agriculture-conference/

February 25th-May 7th

6:30-9:30pm each Monday—Jefferson County Master Gardener Classes. Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus, Student Center’s Viking Room. Contact University of Missouri Extension Office at (636) 797-5391.

March 3rd

1-2pm—Gardening 101. Learn how to make a beautiful and functioning vegetable garden. University of Illinois Extension at Willoughby Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville. Register at (618) 346-7529. 

2018 Weekend Gardener. Attend session on a variety of topics including strawbale gardening, vegetable gardening, gardening with natives, flowering shrubs, and much more. Informative program for beginning gardeners and more advanced gardeners. Registration information is available at 618-939-3434.

March 7th

Gateway Green Industry Conference. Attend sessions on a variety of topics including native plants, diseases and pests in the landscape, and landscape design. Informative program for advanced gardeners and people working in the horticultural industry. Call 618-344-4230 for more information or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms/.

March 8th-11th

Memories of Elvis: A Standard Flower Show. This year’s annual flower show at the St. Louis Builder’s Home and Garden Show invites participants to put some Rock ‘n’ Roll in their floral designs! “Memories of Elvis” is the theme for this year’s edition of the annual flower show and competition, once again presented by the East Central District of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri.

Participants can enter in a number of categories, including a youth division, and show off designs celebrating a variety of themes. Children can get some tips and practice prior to the show by attending the Children’s Garden Club meeting on January 6th at Baisch & Skinner. Sponsors encourage any interested gardeners and flower arrangers to enter regardless of past experience.

The deadline for entries is March 8th. For questions call:

Design Entries

Jeanne Davis (314) 838-8505

Horticulture Entries

Jackie Reynolds (314) 968-5004

Youth Entries

Doug Wolter (314) 822-9095

Even if you don’t enter, be sure to stop by the Flower Show at Booth #129. And be sure to bring your children to the Children’s Garden Club booth #331.

For complete rules and regulations, GatewayGardener.com/flower-shows/rules.

March 31st

9am-4pm Sat. Partners for Native Landscaping. A workshop for homeowners offering information and resources on how to landscape with native plants for greener communities. Keynote speaker will be Ted Spaid, co-founder of SWT Design. Breakout session topics expected to include Gardening for Wildlife, Rainscaping, and Native Gardening Practices. Native plants for sale, and various organizations on hand to answer questions about native gardening and related topics. Registration fee is TBD, but will open in January and include lunch. Save the date until then! Registration will be at www.stlouisaudubon.org/PNL2018. Maryland Heights Community Center Maryland Heights, MO.