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March 2017
FREE

Sugar Creek Gardens’ Best Spring Gardening Tips

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Based on Karen's Garden Calendar, a compilation of proven gardening techniques by masterful gardener Karen Collins, you'll learn great tips for early spring gardening. You'll discover which varieties are in flower along with the garden practices that will produce the longest-blooming, heaviest producing plants. Hear about the problems that may be lurking and the garden chores you can expect. Soil preparation, fertilizing, dead-heading and pruning, pest and disease control, propagation and other proven techniques will be discussed. Presented by Karen…

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April 2017
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High Impact for Small Spaces

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Discover landscape ideas to maximize the impact for smaller gardens and yards. Learn about the ideal shrubs, trees and perennials, along with ideas to create a sense of uniqueness for your small spaces. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Enchanting Bedfellows, Exquisite Perennial Plant Combinations

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this informative class you'll learn the perennial combinations that will turn a ho-hum garden into a brilliant masterpiece, full of color, texture and fascinating forms. Discover how to combine leaf and flower colors, shapes, forms, and heights to create a beautiful harmonious look for your garden.  This class is FREE and no reservations are required.    

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Minimum Care, Maximum Results, Superb Small Shrubs

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Having a lovely flowering garden the neighbors will be talking about doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort. At this session you will discover our favorite small shrubs with exceptional blooms and foliage that will give your garden color from spring through fall. Once planted, you're done! Small shrubs require little-to-no pruning and are long-lived. If you want to create a display you can be proud of, but you don't want to spend hours maintaining it, come…

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Build Your Own Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis Audubon Society

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Saint Louis Audubon Society Executive Director Mitch Leachman will discuss how to create a bird sanctuary of your own. Highlights include discussion of how to use native plants to create a bird habitat in your yard, what plants are especially attractive to birds and what bird species we can expect to see in Saint Louis. Information will be provided about the Saint Louis Audubon “Bring Conservation Home” program to help you on this project.  Read more here. This event is FREE and no…

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Q & A With Missouri Native Plant Experts

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Want more birds and butterflies in your garden. Here's your chance to learn from the best. Members of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, a group of native plant enthusiasts, will be on hand to answer your native plant questions. At 5:30 p.m. join Betty Struckhoff, a member of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, for a presentation that will help you create a lively landscape, reduce maintenance, and increase 4 season interest all while drawing birds and butterflies to your garden. Wild Ones:…

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Landscaping With Missouri Native Plants

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Ready to ditch the lawnmower, watering system, fertilizer spreader and leaf blower? Would you like more birds and butterflies in your garden? Join Betty Struckhoff, a member of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, for this inspiring session. Betty's presentation will help you create a lively landscape, reduce maintenance, and increase 4 season interest all while drawing birds and butterflies to your garden. Starting at 4:30, members of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will be hand the answer your native plant questions. Betty…

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Who Says Edible Gardens Can’t Be Pretty?

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this session we'll show you the plants that will excite your senses. You'll see fabulous combinations of ornamental herbs, flowering annuals and flavorful veggies. Learn about the vegetables and herbs that are as gorgeous as they are tasty. You'll discover how colorful plants, luscious fruit, and intensely scented foliage can turn plain old pots into delectable masterpieces. This class is FREE and requires no reservations.

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Plants That Work

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this session you will hear about the perennials and shrubs that reward us with abundant blooms and luscious foliage without all the fuss. We will share with you the plants we have found to be most beautiful, tough and long lived. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Plants That Work

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this session you will hear about the perennials and shrubs that reward us with abundant blooms and luscious foliage without all the fuss. We will share with you the plants we have found to be most beautiful, tough and long lived. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Make & Take Container Workshop & Class

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. You will hear about the breathtaking plants that will transform your window boxes, moss baskets, hayracks, and pots into living art forms. Let us help you create your masterpiece. After the class, Sugar Creek Designers will be available to help you put together fabulous pots. Bring a container to plant, or purchase one from our great selection.  Class is FREE. Price of plants and pots dependent upon…

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May 2017
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Dazzling Containers for Entrance Ways, Patios and Gardens

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. You will hear about the breathtaking plants that will transform your window boxes, moss baskets, hayracks, and pots into living art forms. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Plants June Loves Best

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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We are delighted to present an evening with June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Kemper Home Demonstration Gardens. June is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top experts on hands-on gardening. June will share her favorite plants with you. During her long career at the Missouri Botanical Garden, June Hutson has earned many recognitions. For her work June was named the Aurelia Schlapp Curator of Perennials, the only horticulture curatorship awarded in the history…

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Dazzling Containers for Entrance Ways, Patios and Gardens

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. You will hear about the breathtaking plants that will transform your window boxes, moss baskets, hayracks, and pots into living art forms. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Gardening Under Trees

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kirkwood Missouri,

This entertaining and informative talk will teach you how to garden under your trees without damaging them. Also discussed will be the ever-expanding selection of shade plants. Learn how to combine flower and foliage color, form and texture for season-long interest in your garden. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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June’s Best Gardening Tips

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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We are delighted to present an evening with June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Kemper Home Demonstration Gardens. June is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top experts on hands-on gardening. June will share her best gardening tips with you. During her long career at the Missouri Botanical Garden, June Hutson has earned many recognitions. For her work June was named the Aurelia Schlapp Curator of Perennials, the only horticulture curatorship awarded in the…

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Master the Basics, Proven Techniques for Successful Gardening

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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This class will walk you through the tried-and-true techniques needed to create a beautiful garden. You'll learn about soil preparation, selecting the right plant for the right place, fertilizing, and how available light and water affect your plants. You'll also learn how proper garden techniques greatly improve your plants' performance.  

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The Ultimate Hydrangea Guide

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kirkwood Nursery, 1011 N. Woodlawn
st louis, MO 63122 United States
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Presented by Kim Reiss, President of the St. Louis Hydrangea Society.  Forget about those old Hydrangeas that only bloom occasionally, if ever. Due to hybridizers outstanding work, Hydrangeas now reliably produce fantastic blossoms in a myriad of colors, sizes, and forms. However, with the vast selection, along with each variety having its own pruning and light requirements, finding the right one can be daunting. In this informative session you will learn the top choices for sun and shade. Pruning, fertilizing,…

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Minimal Care, Maximum Results, Superb Small Shrubs and Evergreen Perennials

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Discover how you can have a beautiful landscape without all the work. At this session you'll hear about the small shrubs that provide exceptional impact with little or no pruning. You'll also learn about evergreen perennials that will reward you with interesting and beautiful plantings all year long, with little or no care.  This class is FREE and no reservations are required.  

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Pollinator Pantry, Gardening for Pollinators

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Presented by St. Louis County Parks Ambassador MaryAnn Fink.  Meet MaryAnn Fink, Environmental Horticulturalist and Habitat Specialist. MaryAnn will fill you in on the outstanding St. Louis County Parks program Pollinator Pantry Garden. St. Louis County Parks is sharing their "butterfly foodie" lists and their "how to's"  so you too can cater to St. Louis's butterflies and caterpillars! Learn the plants butterflies love, along with the different butterflies that will call your garden home. This class is FREE and no reservations are required. See St. Louis County…

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