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

Fun for Kids

May 6th

9am—Children’s Garden Club-Annuals and Vegetables. FREE, no reservations required, everyone welcome. The Children’s Garden Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening to children with projects they do themselves. Compliments Wiethops Greenhouses, held at Jefferson Barracks Victory Garden at Ordnance Building.

Plant Shows, Sales and Tours

May 6th

7am-noon—Central Missouri Master Gardeners 20th Annual Plant Sale. Indoors at the Jaycee Fairgrounds, Jefferson City, MO. Wide variety of tomatoes, vegetables, peppers, herbs, perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, natives, and succulents.  Follow us on facebook.com/centralmissourimastergardenersplant sale.  Questions contact psalmons318@gmailcom.

8am-noon—Jardin du Lac Garden Club Plant Sale. Come early at the Lake St. Louis Community Association Clubhouse at 100 Cognac Court in Lake St. Louis. Rain date will be May 7th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

8am to 2pm – Kress Farm Preserves 18th Annual Plant Sale.  Featuring native shrubs, trees an plants from Forrest Keeling. Also perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, daylilies, succulents, cacti and many other plants. Raffle.  Lunch available. 5137 Glade Chapel Road, Hillsboro, MO.  Call Jo at 636-296-9306 for additional information.

8am-1pm— Huge Plant Sale Event. Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association will offer great prices and Master Gardener advice on truckloads of donated perennials from local gardens plus nursery grown annuals & herbs. Also featured: Member-designed container gardens. Bake Sale, Silent Auction and a Gardener’s Dream supplies gift certificate raffle. First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood (corner of Elm and Lockwood).

9am-1pm—Plant Sale.  10th Anniversary! Annuals, perennials, houseplants, veggies, small trees and shrubs, garden décor and more. Great prices and friendly advice. Bethel United Methodist Church, 17500 Manchester Road in Wildwood MO.  636-458-2255.

9am-noon—Four Winds Farm Garden Club Plant Sale. Member raised perennials and herbs that are tried and true for this region. Parking Lot at the Dog Museum, Queeny Park,1721 South Mason Road.

May 6th-7th

9am-3pm Sat., 9am-noon Sun–St. Louis Greenhouse Plant Society Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale. Great selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, aquatics, tropicals, natives, pollinator attractors, succulents and more! All grown locally by the St. LOuis Greenhouse Plant Society master gardener volunteers. Proceeds benefit the horticulture program at South County Technical High School and other community programs throughout the region. Located at South Technical High School, 12721 West Watson in Sunset Hills. Please bring your own boxes or bags. GreenhousePlantSociety.com, (314) 965-1367.

9am-5pm—African Violet Show and Sale. Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council presents “Sporting Violet”, its 62nd Annual Show and Sale. Horticulture-Design exhibits, educational culture info, supplies, African violets, Streptocarpus and other gesneriads for sale. Missouri Botanical Garden, Orthwein Hall. Included with Garden admission.

9am-5pm—St. Louis Horticultural 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. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center. Included with Garden admission.

9am-5pm—St. Louis Hosta 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. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center, Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Included with Garden admission.

May 13th

8am-noon—Lakeview Garden Club Plant Sale. Large selection of reasonably priced plants and baked items. Proceeds benefit schools, senior centers, parks and Habitat for Humanity homes. 244 Lakeview Acres Dr. in Collinsville, IL (Intersection of Hwys. 55 and 259).

9am-4pm—Spring Wildflower Sale. Native wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs for home landscapes brought to you by Shaw Nature Reserve and local native plant nurseries. Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO, at I-44 and Hwy 100. (636) 451-3512. Admission Free for members, $5 ($3 Seniors) non-members. Members only preview, May 12th , 4-7:30pm.

9am-noon—Mason Ridge Garden Club Annual Plant Sale.  Longview Farm Park, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country, MO. Cash or checks, only please.  Arrive early for best selection! Contact Claire Chosid at 314-479-3156 or claire@chosid.us.

Noon-4pm—Mid-Illinois Iris Society Show and Competition. Entries accepted from 8-10am, judging 10am-noon. Open to public 1-4pm. For entry information, call (618) 822-6584. Caseyville Township Hall, 20002 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights. Il.

8am-4pm—Gateway Greening’s Spring Festival and Plant Sale. This event builds on the annual Great Perennial Divide, expanding it to provide more value and fun for all! Includes Workshops beginning at 8am. The Plant Sale is from noon-3. Bell Garden and Carriage House, 3841 and 3815 Bell Ave., St. Louis, MO.

9am-5pm—West County Daylily Club 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. Included with Garden admission.

9am-5pm—MBG Greater St. Louis Iris Society Show. Some of the top iris growers in the area display a wide array of new cultivars and old favorites. Experts from the Greater St. Louis Iris Society will be on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center, Beaumont Room.

9am-5pm—North American Rock Garden Society 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. Included with Garden admission.

May 13th and 20th

8am—Perryville Garden Club 25th Annual Plant Sale. Club members provide plants from their garden and will be available to help answer questions. Large selection of tomatoes, pepper, herbs, hosta, iris, lilies, berries, milkweed, water lilies, houseplants and more. Faherty House, 11 S. Sprint St., Perryville, MO.

May 20th

20am-2pm—Webster Groves Herb Society Display. The Society welcomes all Garden visitors to stop by their display. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center. Free with Garden admission.

May 20th-21st  

10am-4pm Sat., & Sun.—The Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners Garden Walk and Plant Sale. $7 per person or $6 for groups of five or more. No reservations required. Tour public and private gardens in historic Ste. Genevieve. Plant Sale begins at 9am Sat. 10am Sun. Farmers Market (Sat. 7am-noon), garden merchandise, specials at area shops and restaurants, and other activities. Purchase tickets at Ste Genevieve Welcome Center, 66 South Main St. 800-373-7007.

May 27th-28th

9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society 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. Included with Garden admission.

June 3rd

10am-4pm—The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. America’s only national private garden-visiting program, made possibly of the work of hundreds of volunteers nationwide. Featuring 4 gardens. Admission is $7 at each garde. Children 12 and under free. No reservations required. Rain or Shine. For locations, visit OpenDaysProgram.org or call 1-888-842-2442.

June 7th-8th

2-7pm Wed., 9am-3pm Thurs.—“Summer Time” Standard Flower Show. Hosted by the Mid Central District of the FGCM. It is free & open to the public. Featuring both a design & a horticulture division using the theme of summer activities.  Participate are garden club members from the Mid Central District. Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall 632 East Highway N in Wentzville, MO 63385. 

Classes, Lectures and Events

May 2nd

6-8pm—How to Kill a Tree. Common mistakes made with good intentions that can be hazardous to a tree’s health. Meredith Perkins, Urban Forestry Consortium Manager for Davey Resource Group. U of MO Extension, 132 E. Monroe Ave., Kirkwood, MO. Free, but $5-$10 donation appreciated. RSVP to brandtn@missouri.edu.

10-11am—Dazzling Containers for Entrance Way, Patios and Gardens. Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE.

May 3rd

5:30pm—Plants That June Loves Best. June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center Home Demonstration Gardens, will share with you the plants she loves best. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE.

May 3rd-4th

5:30-7:30 Wed., 11am-1:30pm Thurs.—Flower Power 2017 at Tower Grove Park. Cocktail party Wednesday evening at the Director’s Residence will get the exclusive opportunity to view a unique floral installation at the Piper Palm House by Sara Ward of Wildflowers featuring materials donated by Baisch and Skinner. Tickes $300/$175. Thursday’s Lunch and Presentation features guest speaker Christopher Strand, Director of Garden & Estate at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware. Also enjoy dozens of inspired centerpieces by the area’s most creative florists and garden clubs. Tickets $125. Proceeds benefit Tower Grove Park’s annual operations. Visit TowerGrovePark.org or call (314) 771-4484, or email blynn@towergrovepark.org.

May 4th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Rain Gardening. Class will cover how to plan, install and maintain a rain garden and bioswale. $17 ($14 Garden members). Classroom behind Joseph H. Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 x6007 or visit ShawNature.org.

10-11am—Dazzling Containers for Entrance Way, Patios and Gardens. Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE.

May 6th

10am-2pm—O’Fallon Garden Expo—Enjoy 2 festivals on the same day as the Garden Expo coincides with O’Fallon’s Founders’ Day. Live entertainment, an Arbor Day ceremony, free demonstrations, games and activities for the kids and more. Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon, MO.

10am—Salsa Saturday. Join in the fun and festivities with Cinco de Mayo! Salsa gardens ready to go as well as many other edible container gardens. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

11am–3pm—Frisella Nursery Gardenfest
. The Spring Open House is blooming with activity in both the garden and Caffè. The St. Louis Herb Society will be here for a luncheon, Custom Planter Design, Honey Tasting with Sooty Bee, Olea Estates Olives and Oil Tasting, A Taste of Local Craft Chocolate with Rick Jordan Chocolatier and live music by the Childbloom Guitar Ensemble.  For more information visit frisellanursery.com/events, or call: 636.798.2555.

10am-noon—Bark for Life and Safe Paws Event. There are many fun activities for your dogs and you to participate in and vendor booths for everyone to enjoy. Honoring the life-long contribution of our Canine Caregivers and an opportunity to contribute to the American Cancer Society. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

May 6th-7th

Open House. Fun activities for all ages. La Bella Fiori, 18450 White City Rd., Staunton, IL. (217) 313-1001. LaBellaFiori.com.

May 9th

10-11am—Gardening Under Trees. Learn how to garden under trees without damaging them. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

May 11th

6pm—Plant n Sip Workshop. Have some snacks, drink some wine. Plant up a gorgeous ceramic pot with fabulous arrangement of flowers. Register in advance. La Bella Fiori, 18450 White City Rd., Staunton, IL. (217) 313-1001. LaBellaFiori.com.

5:30pm—June’s Best Gardening Tips. June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center Home Demonstration Gardens, will share with you her best gardening tips. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE.

May 18th

5:30-6:30pm—The Ultimate Hydrangea Guide. Kim Reiss, President of the St. Louis Hydrangea Society, discusses the top choices for sun and shade. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

5:30-7:30pm—Bellefontaine After Hours. Explore beautiful gardens and rich history at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Horticulturists and Master Guides will be on hand to introduce you to the cemetery’s Mulberry Hill area. Light refreshments provided. $15/person, $10 for Friends of Bellefontaine. Tickets available at www.bellefontainecemetery.org/calendar or (314) 381-0750.

May 20th

10am—What’s That Invading the Forest? Join Webster Groves Nature Study Society vice-president Rich Thoma for a field trip to identify invasive species, talk about their impact and way to deal with them. Emmenegger Nature Park, 11991 Stoneywood Dr., Kirkwood, MO. Meet at the trailhead kiosk by the creek. Free for all ages. For more info, contact thalk@kirkwoodmo.org.

May 23rd

101-11am—Superb Small Shrubs and Evergreen Perennials. Learn about small shrubs that provide exceptional impact with little or no pruning, plus evergreen perennials that will reward with little or no care. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

May 24th

1-2pm—Pollinator Pantry, Gardening for Pollinators. St. Louis County Parks Ambassador MaryAnn Fink discusses the St. Louis County Parks Pollinator Pantry program, and how you can attract pollinators to your home. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

May 25th

6pm—Plant n Sip Workshop. Have some snacks, drink some wine. Plant up a gorgeous ceramic pot with fabulous arrangement of flowers. Register in advance. La Bella Fiori, 18450 White City Rd., Staunton, IL. (217) 313-1001. LaBellaFiori.com.

May 27th

10am—Garden Stroll with Ann Million. Class takes place at Ann’s extraordinary garden in Crestwood. Sugar Creek Gardens. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations and directions.

May 27th-28th

Strawberry Festival. Visit La Bella Fiori’s booth at the Macoupin County Historic Society in Carlinville, IL.

May 28th

10-11am—Ditch Those Annuals. Learn how to use perennial plants in containers and planting beds for summer-long color and interest. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

June 1st

5:30-7:30pm—Bellefontaine After Hours. Explore beautiful gardens and rich history at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Horticulturists and Master Guides will be on hand to introduce you to the cemetery’s Mulberry Hill area. Light refreshments provided. $15/person, $10 for Friends of Bellefontaine. Tickets available at www.bellefontainecemetery.org/calendar or (314) 381-0750.

June 3rd

8:30-Noon—St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium. Featuring a series of workshops led by experts in their respective fields to help gardeners learn how to plan, plant and care for a neighborhood or home garden. Registration/check-in from 8:30-9. $15/person (fee waived for qualifying Neighbors Naturescaping participants. Register online at BrighsideStL.org or call (314) 400-2115. Brightside Demonstration Gardens, 4646 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis.