2018 – Dates – Notes – Plants – ToDo

Dates

  • Feb. 26th – Seed starting with Pegs at Kennerly Elem.
  • March 3rd – 1 p.m. – Monarchs and Seed Planting. – Whitecliff
  • March 5th – Fenton Garden Club – Butterfly Gardening – 1 pm Visitors welcome.
  • April 27 – Kennerly School – Butterfly Garden
  • April 28 – The Biome School – plants for Jean’s 2nd graders
  • May 8th – Jo – Airport school plants
  • May 8th – Laura’s school plants
  • May 9th – Concord School Butterfly Garden – 2nd grade – Jenny
  • June 10 – Donate plants for Pat B. –
  • Sept. 20 –  Crestwood Christian Church – around 1 p.m. – Monarchs program.

 

Plants for these people/schools/groups.
If you know of a St. Louis group or school that wants plants for 2018 – let me know.

  • Kennerly Elementary – PEGS
  • Concord Elementary
  • The Biome School
  • St. Josephs School
  • Judy’s S. School
  • Ellen M. – BG plants
  • Denise S – BG plants
  • Yvonne D – church – butterfly garden
  • Whitecliff Park
  • Anne M.

Plant Sales – 2018

April 7/8 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Butterfly House – free for members/included with admission for non-members

April 27/28 – Meramec Plant Sale – 9 a.m.

May 11 – 2 to 7 p.m. – Shaw Nature Preserve – Preview for members

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TESTS

  • March 4th – started tropical mw – 72 cells with 3-4 seeds each versus – seeds in bulk in large tray. Both were on heated mats.

 

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Seeds/Plants to Buy

Harrisseeds.com

  • Zinnia profusion double hot cherry – did very well in 2017
  • Marigold Golden Gate

Try Denim and Lace Russian Sage
https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PEDL.html

Try Paladin Shasta Daisy – lower but will rebloom with deadheading.

Try Media Shower Verbena – Proven Winners

Try African Blue Basil – gets large – Hillermann Nursery & Florist. It’s a hybrid.

 


Asclepias curassavica doesn’t compete well with Incarnata or large zinnias. In the back, only plant it without other tall plants.

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