Amsonia hubrichtii or Arkansas bluestar was the 2011 Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year. This is a perennial that looks good almost all year round. It has light blue terminal flowers in mid to late spring, bright green foliage with beautiful texture, and turns a golden yellow in the fall.
‘Making Connections’ is the theme of this year’s University of Missouri Extension’s Missouri Master Gardener State Conference. Connect with Mizzou, Horticulture Specialists from around the state, and Master Gardeners at this amazing educational experience in Columbia, Missouri. Fruits and vegetables, landscaping and ornamentals, Master Pollinator and other interesting classes will be offered. The event is […]
Aurinia saxatilis or basket-of-gold is one of the brightest spots in my early spring garden. It prefers dry, not overly-fertile, well-drained soil and full sun so it works well in a rock garden. It has grey-green folliage and is semi-evergreen in this area. It is deer-resistent and dought-tolerant so it has a lot to recommend […]
While visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden, be sure to notice the lovely planters in Spoehrer Plaza. The St. Louis Master Gardeners donated the four planters to the Garden in 2011. In December, the Master Gardeners donated $1000 to the Garden to support the plantings.
If one of your favorite sights in spring is all the daffodils in bloom, you might want to visit the 21st annual “Royal Daffodils” Daffodil Show presented by the Greater St Louis Daffodil Society! The show will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 11 to Friday April […]
The 2019 University of Missouri Extension Council Annual Dinner and Fundraiser is March 29, 2019. For more information, see extension.missouri.edu/stlouis.
Before the spring blooms start, witch hazel provides color in the landscape in January through March. ‘Pallida’ is especially appreciated for its prolific yellow blooms which standout as they appear before the new foliage erupts. Witch hazel blooms serve pollinators like honey bees that are taking early flights on warm days in late winter.
The 2019 St. Louis Master Gardener training class is underway with 54 new Master Gardeners in training. The classes started on January 3rd and graduation will be in early May. Daria McKelvey, the Supervisor of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden, teaches the classes on botany. For information on becoming […]
The common name for Epipremnum aureum is golden pothos. This is a good time of the year to evaluate your houseplants and pothos is a great, easy to care for plant. It is one of the best house plants for cleaning the air in your home along with other easy care houseplants such as snake […]
Welcome to the new St. Louis Master Gardener website. Be sure to check out the Galleries to see photos of the 2019 Master Gardener Holiday Party and also the News. Some tips on viewing your hours… Most of you that haven’t logged hours yet this year will not see anything on Current Year Summary or […]