The 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, flower arranging, and woodland/prairie/savanna/ 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.
Thursday, January 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Woodland Restoration for Larger Landowners
Thursday, February 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Converting Lawn to Seeded Prairie or Savanna
Thursday, March 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Scott Woodbury)
Pruning Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Thursday, April 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Woodbury)
Gardening with Native Groundcovers
Friday, May 6, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-sale, garden members only)
Saturday, May 7, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Shaw Wildflower Market
Thursday, May 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Woodbury)
Spring Flowering Perennials and Grasses
Thursday, June 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Terri Brandt)
Flower Arranging with Native Plants
Thursday, July 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Susie Van de Riet)
Please register and pay online.