June 5th 11am
Whether you’re a beginner with a small container on your back porch, a master gardener with an herb garden of your own, or anywhere in between, join Beth and Mark, our favorite local herb growers from Kaiser Hill Farm! They will have the tips, tricks and expert advice you need to have your best herb harvest ever!
They will give a short talk and then open it up for Q&A. You won't want to miss this event for valuable, fun and useful information!! Give us a call if you plan on attending and would like a chair 314-962-3311
Interested in attracting pollinators to your garden?
Have you heard about St. Louis County Park's Pollinator Pantry Garden program?
Join us as we welcome MaryAnn Fink of St. Louis County Park's Butterfly Ambassador/ Habitat Specialist.
Sunday June 12th at 10 am at Rolling Ridge Nursery.
We'll meet for a "FYI" opportunity to learn more about the St. Louis County Park's new Pollinator Panty program and some of the easiest ways to plan your "garden menu".
See what is needed to turn your garden into a pollinator's fine dining dream!
We have all your eco-friendly alternatives to keep you outside all summer long!
Plants, candles, torches and more. Come ask us about them!
ANNUAL PERIWINKLE "VINCA" - Low maintenance, profuse bloomer that loves the sun and heat! Fertilze occasionally. "BUTTERFLY RED" PENTAS - Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds! Heat tolerant. MANDEVILLA VINE - Sun and heat loving vine that provides all summer color. Deer resistant. "KNOCK OUT" ROSE - Blooms from spring till frost! Low maintenance and great disease resistance. "LITTLE SPIRE" RUSSIAN SAGE - Shorter, upright perennial with spikes of lavender blue flowers. Adds a sense of lightness to the garden! MORDEN'S GLEAM" LYTHRUM - Non-invasive loosestrife growing 3-5 feet. Beautiful spikes of star-shaped rose-pink flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerates wet soil ZAGREB" COREOPSIS - Bright yellow blooms for full sun. Tolerates drought, deer, and dry, rocky soil. "CRAPE MYRTLE" - Many varieties from dwarf to tree specimen. Loves full sun and is drought resistant. All summer bloomer! "ADONIS BLUE" BUTTERFLY BUSH - More compact than tradtional butterfly bush. Deep blue flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Great for gardeners with limited space. "LIMELIGHT" HYDRANGEA - Unique 6-12 inch, bright chartreuse blooms in mid-summer that are perfect for cutting. Deep pink fall color. A "show-stopper!"
Native Plant Program
featuring 8 lower Midwest native milkweed species:
- Asclepias incarnata – marsh milkweed
- Asclepias purpurascens – purple milkweed
- Asclepias sullivantii – Sullivant’s milkweed
- Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
- Asclepias tuberosa – butterfly milkweed
- Asclepias verticillata – whorled milkweed
- Asclepias viridiflora – green milkweed
- Asclepias viridis – spider milkweed
featuring 11 plant species and associated native pollinators:
- Baptisia australis – blue wild indigo
- Hydrangea arborescens – wild hydrangea
- Liatris scariosa – blazing star
- Monarda fistulosa – bee balm
- Packera obovata – golden groundsel
- Penstemon digitalis – foxglove beardtongue
- Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – slender mountain mint
- Solidago speciosa – showy goldenrod
- Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – aromatic aster
- Vernonia arkansana – curlytop ironweed
- Zizia aptera – heartleaf golden Alexander
To learn more about native plants and landscape application opportunites: www.grownative.org