If you can't wait a second longer,
then kick off your spring with cool-season annuals and veggies!
got beautiful pansies, linaria, and stock ready to go in a sunny
windowbox or container by your front door. Your mailman will be so
Also, now is a great time to start cool season
broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, onions, and Brussel sprouts.
And don't let the fickle St. Louis spring make you
worry. You can plant with confidence knowing you have
FreezePruf to save the day. This
breakthrough product adds up to 9 degrees protection in the event of a
late-season frost (although those cool-season annuals and veggies will
thrive in cold, unless there's a drastic temperature drop or snow).
Safe for use on flowers and fruits and veggies. Available at Sugar
Creek Gardens for $16.99. (P.S. Kim uses FreezePruf on tender hydrangeas
in the winter for added protection for those dainty flower buds.)
15% off Cotton Burr Compost
50% off select gift shop items
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Winter-blooming hellebore are preparing for their close-ups
If your shade garden
doesn't have any hellebores, then you are truly missing out
on one of the hardest-working and most luscious perennials
These beauties are not
only evergreen -- so they hold their place in the garden all
winter, even in the snow -- but also they're late
winter/early spring bloomers, so many have set buds and are
The flowers come in
many different colors, including single and double
varieties, and for those of you afflicted by deer (my
condolences), these are deer-resistant. We have many
at the nursery that are in bloom now, so stock up -- and
Mark your calendar:
Upcoming FREE classes at Sugar Creek Gardens
Garden for the Season, March 5, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Learn the techniques that will get your plants off to a
strong start, along with tips to keep them vibrant all
season. You'll learn about soil preparation, fertilizing,
pruning, cleanup, plant division and composting. Class size
is limited, so please call 314-965-3070 for reservations.
March 12, Saturday, 10 a.m., and
March 19, Saturday, 10 a.m.
For beginning gardeners, or old pros who want a
refresher, we will take you though the steps needed to
create a successful perennial garden. The fundamentals of
soil, plant selection, light requirements, and color schemes
will be discussed. Call 314-965-3070 for reservations.
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