Native Days at Sugar Creek Gardens – April 7-10

Sugar Creek talks & events

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By Betty Struckhoff

Spring is in the air and our spirits turn to digging in the dirt. Sugar Creek Gardens in Kirkwood wants to help fire our imaginations and supply some planting material.

Ann Lapides at Sugar Creek has noted surging demand for native plants from her customers, and is responding by stocking plenty of Missouri natives this spring. Check out some of their offerings. She has asked WIld Ones to help further educate her customers, and we have responded. Here are some upcoming events:

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. — Mitch Leachman will talk about St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home program. Participants who have received a landscape consult through this program know its many benefits. If you haven’t heard how it works, here’s your chance.

Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. — Betty Struckhoff will provide an informal session on landscaping with native plants, highlighting items the nursery has available.

Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. to noon — Wild Ones members will circulate with customers and answer questions about native landscaping. If you fee you don’t know enough to help customers, please consider coming to simply support landscaping with native plants. And, it’s a good opportunity to learn from other Wild Ones members.

We hope you will join us for one or more of these events. Sugar Creek Gardens is at 1011 N. Woodlawn, Kirkwood (Google map). Happy landscaping!