This Week In Gardening & Nature

Have you sown seeds yet for Black-Eyed Susan, Catmint, Coneflower, False Indigo, Helianthus, Larkspur, Lavendar, Lupine, Milkweed, Primrose, Ratibida, Rudbeckia, Scabiosa, Soapwort, St John’s Wort? They need winter seed stratification.

Kids might like this: old t-shirt garden tote craft project

Did you ever plant seeds and they didn’t germinate? Some seeds need exposed to light, others need covered with soil. Know the difference.

Start planning your 2023 Garden with Seed St. Louis Seed Starting/Planting Calendar

1:30 pm Tuesday Leaf Walk at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Master Guide led walking tour. Register

9 am Wednesday Missouri Conservation Department’s 2.2 mile hike with MDC Naturalist. Discover Dogwood Ridge, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood. 9 tickets remaining. Register

10 am Wednesday Trolley Tour @ Bellefontaine Cemetery. Two-hour trolley tour led by a Master Guide sharing horticulture and arboretum highlights. Tickets $5. Register

4 pm Wednesday Missouri Prairie Foundation Online Master Class Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect. Free to Mo Prairie Foundation members & Grow Native Missouri professional members. $15 for non-members. Register

1 pm Friday Missouri Conservation Department’s Walk off the Turkey and Pumpkin Pie Hike at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. 4 Tickets remaining. Register

Friday thru Dec 30th Sachs Butterfly House special event, Chesterfield Winter Jewels: An Enchanted Celebration. Tickets
6:30 pm Dec 2nd Missouri Conservation Department in-person event at Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood: Owl Prowl. 12 Tickets remaining. Register

8 am Dec 3rd St. Louis Audubon Society’s Beginner Bird Walk at Forest Park. Register
11 am Dec 4th Missouri Conservation Department’s In Person event at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area: Dutch Oven Cooking Class. 4 Tickets remaining. Register
12:30 pm Dec 4th Missouri Prairie Foundation Friends of Cuivre River State Park Grasslands Work Day, Troy, Lincoln County. Volunteers Wanted. Register
4 pm Dec 7th Missouri Prairie Foundation Webinar. Winter’s Feathered Friends: The Christmas Bird Count & Grassland Bird. Register

6 pm Dec 8th Seed St. Louis Zoom Class: Enjoying Winter & Preparing for Spring. Register
6:30 pm Dec 8th Missouri Conservation Department’s Nature Board Game Night at Stupp Center, Tower Grove Park. Ages 8 and up. Register
Noon Dec 15th Deep Roots Kansas City online event: Native Plants at Noon on the Road with Missouri Conservation Department. Register