Native plant garden inspiration from the 2016 Tour

By Marcia Myers
Blog Editor, Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter

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From our homepage, click on the “Photos” menu (shown by the red arrow) to get to the 2016 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour photos

Now that winter is here, dreaming and planning of a new garden or garden spot and updating an existing garden can help sustain us throughout the various seasonal weather of cold, darkness, gray skies, ice, and snow. We have 82 days until the official start of spring, although I know some of you will be outside long before that.

In order to spark inspiration, we have a new menu item, “St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tours” under our website’s photo tab. For the last two years, generous St. Louis homeowners have opened their gardens to share their spaces and demonstrate a variety of ways to use native plants for landscaping. In 2016, 280 people registered to tour the gardens.

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Holiday gift ideas for the native plant gardener

By Dawn Weber
Board Member-at-Large, Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter

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Container gardening in the yard of Ann Case during the 2016 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour. Photo by Marcia Myers

The holidays are here and you may be looking for a gift for that gardener in your life, or maybe someone is looking for a gift idea for you!

Some ideas include:

  • Gift certificates for buying plants next year
  • A Wild Ones membership for someone who’s shown interest in native plants, pollinators, birds or butterflies
  • A Bring Conservation Home consultation

But also we’d like to generate some ideas from all of you – help us build a list of your favorite items. In the comments below, please include a link to the item where it is available for purchase if possible.

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