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Some good news! You can now bring your soil samples to Brightside St. Louis to have them tested. Quality soil is the key to a healthy lawn and garden and now we can help. The Horticulture Specialists at the MU Extension will examine your soil’s pH level and vital nutrients. In addition to scientific results, you will […]
This week is set to break records for high temperatures that spell disaster for your luscious lawn. In addition to these record highs, St. Louis is experiencing a moderate drought meaning your grass is getting toasted. It’s important that you take adequate care of your lawn to keep it healthy throughout the year. There really […]
Here are just a few of the plants that are blooming today in the Demonstration Garden! Hope your weekend is terrific! Visit GrowNative.org to learn more about any that strike your fancy. Purple Beardtongue (Penstemon cobaea) Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
Blue star (more formally known as Amsonia tabernaemontana) is now starting to bloom in the butterfly garden area of the Brightside Demonstration Garden. Its attractive, star-like flowers are a great source of nectar for butterflies. This link from the Missouri Botanical Garden will help you learn more about this fantastic landscaping plant. It’s low maintenance, only requires an […]
Our very own Mary Lou Green on STL TV Live talking Project Blitz, demonstration Garden and more. Enjoy! And hope to see you cleaning up the neighborhoods this weekend…
Our little sassafras tree is blooming in the demonstration garden. This all-season tree has clusters of small yellow flowers that nearly cover the tree in early spring. In the fall, colors change to deep orange, scarlet and purple. The sassafras tree is a host plant for many moths and butterflies. According to the Fifty Common […]