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FUN FOR KIDS
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 a mini pumpkin! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS
3:30-5:30pm—Missouri River Bird Observatory “Backyard Bird Banding” See a bird banding demonstration by MRBO – see birds up close and personal. Learn about the birds, measurements taken, banding and the research by MRBO. Likely catches include cardinals, woodpeckers, and chickadees. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am—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. $30.00 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.
2pm—So you want to be a Beekeeper. Join Frisella’s beekeeper Vic Imgarten for an in-depth look at the world of bees. Learn the many ways these helpful insects will improve the blooming power and health of our yards, plus advice on what equipment to use, how to use it, and tips for troubleshooting. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
6pm—Night Blooms at the Garden. Music at Frisella Nursery, featuring local talented musicians Soulpunch. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and light fare prepared by Café Angelina. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
8:30-9:30am—Coffee and Conversation. Enjoy coffee and conversation with a member of Hillermann’s staff on a different topic each Saturday. Questions welcome. No registration, obligation or fee – just come in and join the conversation. Then, pick up supplies and put your fresh knowledge to work in your yard and gardens. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
Oct. 3rd & 4th
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-over), $5 children (3-12), $5 members. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. No trams.
7pm—The Dirt on Soil. Part of Olivette in Bloom’s Free Gardening Lecture Series. Master Gardener Connie Goss will help you analyze and ‘grow’ quality soil. Bring your soil sample: Scrape away mulch, dig 6-8” deep, put one cup of soil in a pint jar or 2 cups in a quart jar. Fill with water, shake and let stand for 24 hours.Old Bonhomme School, 966 Old Bonhomme Rd. St. Louis, 63132. Register online at Olivetteinbloom.org or email email@example.com, or call (314) 991-4954.
1-4pm—Native Plant School: Gardening with Asters and Goldenrods. $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.
9-11am—Wine Making. Learn how to make your own wine with Harvey Jasper at this multi-session class. If you have some experience you are welcome to come learn new tips and share your knowledge with fellow participants. Classes have started, but you can come at any session. Class Schedule: Oct. 10 – Stabilizing and Clarifying; Nov. 14 – Filtering & Back Sweetening; and Dec. 5 – Bottling. $25.00 class fee (or $5.00 per session). Attend all or as many of these sessions as you like. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.
9am-2pm—U City in Bloom Bulb Sale. Tent is located on the side walk on the west side of the U. City St. Louis Bread Co. parking lot – 6630 Delmar. Pre-order online at www.ucityinbloom.org by October 3rd for best selection and pick up orders day of sale.
The UCB Bulb Sale supports efforts to plant hundreds of new bulbs annually in the public flower beds in the community. For additional information, call (314) 973-6062.
10am-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. Parking and admission is free. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. See www.wgherbs.org for more.
10am—Preparing Your Garden for Winter. Learn useful tips and techniques that will benefit your plants come spring, such as the important timing for pruning roses, shrubs and perennials to keep them in maximum blooming form. Learn the varieties that should be cut back and covered, and the others that should be left alone. Mulching and composting, along with other garden care will be discussed. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.
Noon-5pm—Sprig and Twig Garden Club Annual Fall Flower Show and Plant Sale.
The 2015 Flower Show theme is: It’s Showtime! Florissant Senior Center 621 Rue St. Francois in Florissant, MO. This event is free and is part of the Florissant Old Town Fall Festival. Be sure to check out the Potting Shed Plant Sale after you visit the flower show.
10am—Enchanting Holiday Centerpiece-Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens. Enchant your family and friends with a holiday mini landscape garden. Learn the art of creating miniature landscapes with doll-sized shrubs, perennials, annuals and more for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.
10am-Noon—Arboretum and Rain Garden Tours. Forest ReLeaf’s CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park is home to over 22,000 trees representing more than 120 different species or cultivars of species, over 95% native Missouri. Learn tree identification, explore how rain gardens attract wildlife and cut costs, and see examples of species that thrive in hard to grow areas. An official Monarch Waystation, their greenhouse features many hard to find native species grown from seed. For more information and to register: moreleaf.org, 314-533-5323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6pm—Night Blooms at the Garden. Music at Frisella Nursery, featuring local talented musician Jessica Womack. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and light fare prepared by Café Angelina. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
1-5pm—Native Plant School 10th Anniversary Celebration. Keynote speaker Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture at Powell Garden, plus educational exhibits and free food and beverages, live music and more! Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. FREE. For more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.
9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Daffodil 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 Orthwein Floral Display Hall.
1pm—Practical Pruning. This excellent pruning lesson addresses pruning from two angles. Join Frisella’s Tom Mee for a broad-brush approach to keeping the trees and shrubs in our yards in shape. He’ll also describe how to maintain some of the more challenging varieties of plants. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
7pm—Reweaving the Web of Life with Native Plants. Part of Olivette in Bloom’s Free Gardening Lecture Series. Naturalists Christine Torlina and Gary Schimmelpfenig will showcase their 10-acre landscape in Cedar Hill, which they have been restoring with native vegetation for over 17 years. Learn how enhancing biodiversity in your own yard can stimulate the mind and inspire the spirit. Old Bonhomme School, 966 Old Bonhomme Rd. St. Louis, 63132. Register online at Olivetteinbloom.org or email email@example.com, or call (314) 991-4954.
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 and seminars by Dr. Gene Garrett on specialty crops and agroforestry. Forrest Keeling Nursery, 88 Forrest Keeling Ln., Elsberry, MO. (573) 898-5571.
1pm—Essential Oils. Join Ashlee Haughton for a great introduction on how to use essential oils and how you can incorporate them into your daily routine. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
9am-5pm–Missouri Valley African Violet Council Regional Fall Show and Sale. Horticulture and Design exhibits, educational information, supplies, African violets, Streptocarpus and other Gesneriads for sale. Open to the public, free to enter. Embassy Suites Hotel, Two Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO. For more information, visit mvavc.com, click Convention or Event tab.