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Garden Tour – June 17th

I am part of a Crestwood Garden Tour that I’m sure many fellow gardeners would enjoy.

Saturday – June 17th, from 9 a.m. to noon.
It will be followed by a get-together at The Barn to meet fellow gardeners.
1015 Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126

This is a FREE event, so we’re expecting a large crowd.
You can signup and get details by emailing beautifycrestwood@gmail.com.

You may also just show up at my house and I’ll give you a list of locations and a map.
9016 Robyn Rd – 63126

Crestwood has some world class gardeners in our community who have been very gracious in opening up their yards to show us their beautiful yards.

Included in the tour, you will see:

  • Day-lilies and Hostas
  • Native and Pollinator Plants
  • Butterfly Gardening
  • Chickens in the Back Yard
  • Perennials and Roses
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Shade Gardening

If you are interested in learning more about Beautify Crestwood, you can subscribe to their website at BeautifyCrestwood.org or email them at beautifycrestwood@gmail.com.
They are also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeautifyCrestwood/.

 

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Free Milkweed Seeds

monarch-800I have some milkweed seeds that I’d be glad to share. The seeds are Tropical Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. Plant the seed so it is slightly covered and keep warm and moist to start. If you start these inside, you can get a a head start on spring. Plant when all danger of frost is gone – usually around May 1st in St. Louis Missouri.

Another option is to plant these in the soil and let them come up naturally.
Send a SASE – Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

Free Milkweed Seeds
9016 Robyn Rd
St. Louis, MO 63126

The best way to start these seeds is with bottom heat. 

80-degrees-covered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80 degrees and seeds slightly covered seems to be the best. I did put the plastic top on this to keep in the heat and moisture.

 

 

 

Here’s the procedure I use.

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National Organic Farming Handbook

Here’s a free book just out from the USDA. While it is meant for large farms, the principles can still be applicable to small home gardens. Here’s the link.

http://directives.sc.egov.usda.gov/OpenNonWebContent.aspx?content=37903.wba

organic-farming-book

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Free Butterfly Gardening Book


 

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