By Sue Leahy
When invitations came my way toward the end of last year to host a Wild Ones meeting and be on the Master Gardener tour, I decided that since we were going to “spruce up” the gardens for these tours that I would host an open house for the public as well. This would give me a chance to help educate about and promote the use of natives in landscaping and providing habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.
Thus, there will be a public open house at my place on Sunday afternoon, September 14. There will be some habitat advisors from the St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home program available to help educate. Wild Ones members are more than welcome and feel free to bring a friend or spread the word. The more the merrier!
After the Master Gardener tour on September 13, I will also be quickly digging and potting some seedlings for people to take with them on Sunday. If any of you have any seedlings you can spare, I will be more than happy to pass them on to people who would like to try native gardening. Thanks!
What: Yard tour
When: Sunday, September 14, from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 2833 Manderly Drive, St. Louis, MO 63144 (Google map)
Cost: Free, but donations to Bring Conservation Home are appreciated
Editor’s note: I attended the May Wild Ones meeting at the Leahys’, and they have a lovely yard. If you missed it before, I encourage you to check it out.