Native Plant School – 2012 schedule

Students at the Native Plant School at the Shaw Nature ReserveThe Native Plant School, co-sponsored by St. Louis Wild Ones, is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. They will cover various aspects of native home landscaping and prairie/savanna/wetland re-establishment. Please bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, plant specimens, etc. for these three-hour discussion sessions. Scott Woodbury and guest experts will lead the discussions, hands-on tours and demonstrations. Participation from the audience is encouraged.

Fri, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m
Book Review 1 Bringing Nature Home/Tallamy (Chs. 1-7) (Gilberg/Woodbury)

Thur, Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m.
Native Plant Propagation from Seed (Brandt/Woodbury)

Thur,  March 8, 1-4 p.m
Deer-resistant Native Plants (Donovan)

Fri, March 9, 5-7 p.m.
Book Review 2 Bringing Nature Home/Tallamy (Chs. 8-13) (Gilberg/Woodbury)

Thur, April 12, 9-12 noon
Sedges for Native Landscaping (Woodbury)

Thur or Fri, April 12/13, 1-4 p.m.
Small Flowering Trees, Shrubs and Vines Part 1 (Woodbury)

Thur April 26, 9-12 noon
Container Gardening & Native Annuals (Woodbury)

Thur or Sat, April 26/28, 1-4 p.m.
Top Performing Native Plants for Home Gardening (Gilberg)

Sat, May 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Wildflower Sale

Thurs or Sat, May 17/19, 1-4 p.m.
Gardening for Wildlife and People (Tylka)

Thur or Sat, June 14/16, 1-4 p.m.
Rain Gardening for Home Owners (Gilberg)

Thur or Fri, July 12/13, 1-4 p.m.
Small Flowering Trees, Shrubs and Vines Part 2 (Woodbury)

Fri, Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m.
Book Review 1 Noah’s Garden/Stein (Chapters 1-6) (Gilberg/Woodbury)

Friday, Sept. 7, 4-8 p.m.
Fall Wildflower Sale and Open Garden

Thur, Sept 13, 1-4 p.m.
Reconstructing Tallgrass Prairies (Woodbury)

Thur-Fri, Oct. 11/12, 1-4 p.m
Small Flowering Trees, Shrubs and Vines Part 3 (Woodbury)

Fri, Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m
Book Review 2 Noah’s Garden/Stein (Chapters 7-13) (Gilberg/Woodbury)


Please register and pay online.