This Week in Gardening & Nature

Photo of lemon balm coming back from winter pruning

Thru Feb 5th- Audubon Society Bows for Birds Challenge. Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park, Lafayette Park, Bellerive Park, Powder Valley Conservation… Prizes include Tickets for Big Muddy Adventures, Alpine Shop, Cardinals Baseball…

Start broccoli, brussels sprout seeds indoors this week. Plan your 2023 Garden with Seed St. Louis Seed Starting/Planting Calendar

Some of you received orchid plants as gifts recently or picked one up from the discount stand/table at a big box. Here’s some tips from P. Allen Smith on caring for orchid plants.

Native Plant Sales Return: 8 am to 4 pm April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 20, 27 Missouri Wildflower Nursery @ Kirkwood Farmer’s Market. Order in advanceby Tuesday prior to market day- or buy what they bring to Market

A cool Berries of North America video

6 pm Tuesday Missouri Conservation Department Virtual Class: Glade Ecology and Restoration. Register. More info on Glades

Noon Wednesday Missouri Conservation Dept Virtual Event: Wonderful Woodpeckers. Register

4 pm Wednesday Grow Native! Online Master Class: Gardening on the Shady Side. Free to Missouri Prairie Foundation ie members and Grow Native! professional members. $15 for non-members. Register

Noon Thursday Deep Roots Kansas City’s Virtual Event: Native Plants at Noon. Register

4 pm Jan 23rd Missouri Conservation Dept Virtual Event: Homemade Suet Bird Feeders. Register

6 pm Jan 26th Seed St. Louis Webinar: Tree Saps & Syrups. Register

5 pm Jan 24th Missouri Conservation Department Virtual Class: Introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb 17-20) 27 Tickets remaining. Register. More on GBBC

7 pm Jan 27th Missouri Conservation Dept event at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood: An Evening with Raptors. Register

January 28–February 26 Orchid Show at Missouri Botanical Garden. Tickets

4 pm Feb 1st Grow Native! Webinar: Meaningful Design and Stewardship of Native Landscapes With Missouri Conservation Department Native Landscape Specialists. Register

6 pm Feb 2nd Seed St. Louis Zoom Class: Jump Starting the Growing Season. Register

6 pm Feb 6th Missouri Department of Conservation Virtual Class: Invasive Species- Identify and Manage Exotic Invasive Plants. Learn how to identify and manage exotic invasive plants. Register

Feb 11th Eagle Days at Audubon Center at Riverlands, West Alton (Not Chain of Rocks Bridge). Register

Register for 8 am to 3 pm Feb 11th Seed St. Louis Community Agriculture Conference, In Person and Virtual. $15 but scholarships available. Keynote Presentation: Soul Farmer, Tyrean “Heru” Lewis. Sessions: Growing Mushrooms at Home, Help Pollinators & Increase Your Harvest, Wild Edibles of Missouri, Growing Microgreens 101, Schoolyard Animal Husbandry, Free Plants in the Kitchen Garden, Lacto Ferment Your Garden Produce for Better Gut Health, What is Therapeutic Horticulture?, Land Trust Garden Update

10 am March 1st Bellefontaine in Bloom at Bellefontaine Cemetery. 2 Hour Walking Tour with Master Guide. Register

Join us Sundays on Twitter for #GardenSunday with host @stl7thward to interact with other outdoor and indoor gardeners and nature enthusiasts, ask questions, give answers, share photos.