Born to Enchant Your Garden
From the outstanding Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery in Scotland comes the Swan Anemone Series. Like the magnificent creatures they are named after, these jewels stand out over all others. Their exquisite blossoms and prolific flowering bring exceptional grace and beauty to the garden. The Swans’ spectacular flower stems are adorned from June through October with nodding flowers of icy white with violet blue undersides, and large yellow centers. The Swans’ mounds of luscious foliage look neat and tidy all season. These long-lived perennials are surprisingly easy to grow in part shade.
Our garden events and classes feature gardening experts, activities for the kids, workshops and much more. You’ll find classes for gardeners at all levels, we cater to the beginning gardener, the out of control hobbyist and everyone in between.
Garden Clubs, Welcome!
Looking for something special for your next meeting? Come to Sugar Creek. We would be happy to host your meeting and put on a program for your group. Call 314-965-3070 for reservations. This service is free.
Abby Elliott, owner at Sugar Creek, shared with The Gateway Gardener her favorite Amaryllis and techniques on how to grow these beauties. Stop by the nursery to pick up your copy, or read it here.
Pictured the festive Dancing Queen, see it here.
It’s amazing that such spectacular blooms appear with such little effort. Just plop your bulbs in a pot or vase and magically blossoms will appear. For a limited time we are offering the following beauties at half price. Normally $16.99, now only $8.49.
After you have harvested all of your veggies for the year, instead of composting your end of the season organic matter, add it to your garden. With the soil still being warm, the material will decompose quickly, saving you the time of amending your soil in spring.
You can add any vegetable or plant material, along with grass clippings and leaves. You’ll want to chop up the larger pieces, such as tree leaves or garden residue. Lawn mowers with bagging attachments work well to shred this material and collect it in one operation.
Spread the organic matter to about 3” deep and work in the soil. The warmer days will quickly turn your garden refuse into black gold. Organic matter may be added every two weeks or so from September until the first weeks of December.