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2014 Special Events

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We offer classes and special events throughout the year including featured gardening experts, activities for the kids, and much more. Here you'll find classes for gardeners at all levels, we cater to the beginning gardener, the out of control hobbyist and everyone in between. No reservations are necessary, unless noted.

 

Garden Clubs, welcome! Looking for something special for your next meeting? Come to Sugar Creek. We would be happy to host your meeting and put on a program for your group. Another fun idea--book your group for one of our popular Garden Parties. Call 314-965-3070 for reservations. This service is free.

 


 

 Sugar Creek Gardens'

Best Spring Gardening Tips

 

Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

Based on Karen's Garden Calendar, a compilation of proven gardening techniques by masterful gardener Karen Collins, you'll learn great tips for early spring gardening. You'll discover which varieties are in flower along with the garden practices that will produce the longest-blooming, heaviest producing plants. Hear about the problems that may be lurking and the garden chores you can expect. Soil preparation, fertilizing, dead-heading and pruning, pest and disease control, propagation and other proven techniques will be discussed.


Presented by Karen Collins


 

 

Beginning Perennial Gardening

 

Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

Tired of replanting annuals year after year? Then it's time to move to perennial gardening. In the class we will take you though the steps needed to create a successful garden. The fundamentals of soil, plant selection, light requirements, and color schemes will be discussed.


 

Gardening 101:  An Intro for Beginners

 

Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

Learn the basic principles of good gardening, along with the plants every gardener needs to know about. In this class you'll learn the difference between annuals, perennials and shrubs, along with how these plants respond to their environment. You'll learn what to do and why! Topics include soils and their improvement, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, shading, fertilizing, disease and pest control.


 

 

 

Beginning Perennial Garden Design

 

Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

 

Beautiful, easy care perennials create stunning gardens which are more naturalistic and sustainable than other garden styles. In this informative session you'll learn how to design successful perennial gardens that will suit the existing conditions of your own yard. We'll discuss garden structure, creating a long season of interest, along with exceptional plant combinations.

 

 

 


 

Fairy Gardening, Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens

 

Tuesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m.

 

At this demonstration we will show the art of creating miniature landscapes. Learn about doll size shrubs, plus the perennials, annuals and vines with teeny tiny leaves and flowers. You'll learn the unique care tiny plants need along with mini gardening design tips and techniques.

 


 

Gardening Under Trees

 

Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.

 

This entertaining and informative talk will teach you how to garden under your trees without damaging them. Also discussed will be the ever-expanding selection of shade plants. Learn how to combine flower and foliage color, form and texture for season-long interest in your garden.


 

Sugar Creek Gardens Nursery Tour

 

Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m.

 

Have you always wanted to know where the hidden treasures are at Sugar Creek? In this session you'll tour the nursery, seeing what's in bloom, what's coming into bloom, along with the best plants of the year. Learn about the newest selections along with our rarest and most unusual gems.


 

 

Best New Perennials

 

Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.

 

Talented hybridizers have concocted truly remarkable perennials for 2014. Youíll hear about the exciting new creations that have the garden world amazed, awed, and just plain star struck.


 

Long Blooming Shrubs for Exceptional Color

 

Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.

 

Take the guess work out of shrub selection. With this class you'll discover the showiest, longest blooming, heaviest producing shrubs available. Learn their growing requirements along with the techniques needed to keep these plants in top flower production form.


 

Containers for Year Round Interest

 

Thursday, April 24, 5:30 p.m.

 

Perennials and shrubs in containers add beauty, color, interest and scent to the patio or front door. In this session you will discover the plants that look great in containers all year. You'll learn creative ideas to add seasonal interest as the year progresses, along with fertilizing, watering tips and over-wintering care.

 


 

Dazzling Containers for Entrance Ways, Patios and Gardens

 

Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30, 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

 

Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. You will hear about the breathtaking plants that will transform your window boxes, moss baskets, hayracks, and pots into living art forms.


 

 

Fairy Gardening, Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens

 

Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.

 

At this demonstration we will show the art of creating miniature landscapes. Learn about doll size shrubs, plus the perennials, annuals and vines with teeny tiny leaves and flowers. You'll learn the unique care tiny plants need along with mini gardening design tips and techniques.

 


 

Successive Blooms-Keep Your Garden In Bloom Spring Till Fall

 

Thursday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.

 

Learn the secrets of a breathtaking, ever-blooming garden. Youíll discover  the showiest perennials along with the longest blooming, heaviest producing plants available. We will also share with you the techniques needed to keep these plants in flower all season.


 

Garden Stroll with

Ann Million

 

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.

for reservations  and directions call 314-965-3070

 

One of our most popular events! Here is a chance to see a fabulous mature garden, spilling over with luscious blooms. This class will take place at Annís extraordinary perennial and rose garden in Crestwood. Youíll see for yourself exquisite plant combinations and mature specimens. Fertilizing and maintenance techniques will also be discussed.


 

Oh Deer, Rabbit and Deer Resistant Gardening

 

Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 p.m.

 

Bambi sure is cute, but certainly is pesky. If deer and rabbits are feasting on all of your hard work, donít despairócome to this class to learn proven battle tested tips. Hear about the techniques and repellents that will keep the animals away from your prized beauties, along with the many perennials and annuals that they find distasteful.


 

The Ultimate Hydrangea Guide

presented by Kim Reiss, President

of the St. Louis Hydrangea Society

 

Thursday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.

 

Forget about those old Hydrangeas that only bloom occasionally, if ever. Due to hybridizers outstanding work, Hydrangeas now reliably produce fantastic blossoms in a myriad of colors, sizes, and forms. However, with the vast selection, along with each variety having its own pruning and light requirements, finding the right one can be daunting. In this informative session you will learn the top choices for sun and shade. Pruning, fertilizing, and care will also be discussed.


 

Colorful Shade Gardens

 

Tuesday, May 20, 5:30 p.m.

 

Learn how to create a shady retreat with the ever expanding selection of perennials and ferns, along with our cherished natives. Learn how to combine flower and foliage color, form and texture for season-long interest in your garden.


 

Curb Appeal 911

 

Thursday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.

 

Whether you are trying to sell your home, or just spruce up the front, we'll give you creative ideas to make the most of your home's appearance to entice a buyer, or to give a warm welcome to your friends and family. You'll hear about exquisite containers, classy door decorations, and plants for front garden pizzazz.


 

 

Sugar Creek Gardens Nursery Tour

 

Tuesday, May 27, 5:30 p.m.

 

Have you always wanted to know where the hidden treasures are at Sugar Creek? In this session you'll tour the nursery, seeing what's in bloom, what's coming into bloom, along with the best plants of the year. Learn about the newest selections along with our rarest and most unusual gems.


 

 

 

The American Cottage Garden, Combining Roses, Perennials and Annuals

 

Thursday, May 29, 5:30 p.m

 

If your idea of garden beauty is the delightful look of the English cottage garden, then this class is for you. This American-style interpretation will teach you which plants work best.
 

 

 

 


 

Sugar Creek Gardens' Best Summer Gardening Tips

presented by Karen Collins

 

Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.

 

Based on Karen's Garden Calendar, a compilation of proven gardening techniques by masterful gardener Karen Collins, you'll learn great tips for summer gardening. Discover which varieties are flowering along with the garden practices that will produce the longest-blooming, heaviest producing plants. Hear about the problems that may be lurking and the garden chores you can expect. Soil preparation, fertilizing, dead-heading and pruning, pest and disease control, propagation and other proven techniques will be discussed.


 

Roses 101

 

Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m.

 

As much as we love the Knockout Roses, many more disease and pest resistant roses are now available. Learn about the climbers, shrubs, groundcover and mini roses that thrive in

St. Louis, along with techniques and tips for the showiest displays. 


 

Surprise! You can redeem your Pansy Dollars early!

JUNE PANSY DAYS

Pansy Dollars can be used for all merchandise!

 June 20-29, 2014

10 DAYS ONLY!!!

Thank you Sugar Creek patrons! As a reward for your years of loyalty, we are allowing Pansy Dollars to be used early. Now you don't have to wait until September. Pansy Dollars may be used towards the purchase of ALL MERCHANDISE.

More plants than ever!

Redeem you Pansy Dollars in the fall during our traditional Pansy Days, August 29 - September 14, 2014.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Growing Up, A Guide to Vines

 

Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m.

 

Learn about the vines that will turn an ordinary garden into a showcase. You will hear about the Clematis, Roses, along with other exceptional sun and shade climbers for beautiful havens of vibrant color. Pruning and maintenance techniques will also be discussed.
 

pictured 'Ashva' Clematis.

 

 

 

 


 

Refresh Your Window Boxes and Containers

 

Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m.

 

Are your containers looking a little sad? Don't fret, you can have them fresh and beautiful in a snap. We'll show you the hot, summer delights that are dripping with color now, and that will continue to look good well into fall.

 

 


 

Maintaining Perennials and Rejuvenating Your Summer Garden

 

Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.

 

We will teach you aggressive pruning techniques that will help you achieve strong, more compact plants and many more blooms in your garden. A very informative class for those willing to be truly daring!

 


 

Fairy Gardening, Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens

 

Saturday July 26, 10 a.m.

 

At this demonstration we will show the art of creating miniature landscapes. Learn about doll size shrubs, plus the perennials, annuals and vines with teeny tiny leaves and flowers. You'll learn the unique care tiny plants need along with mini gardening design tips and techniques.


 

Sugar Creek Gardens Nursery Tour

 

Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.

 

Have you always wanted to know where the hidden treasures are at Sugar Creek? In this session you'll tour the nursery, seeing what's in bloom, what's coming into bloom, along with the best plants of the year. Learn about the newest selections along with our rarest and most unusual gems.


 

Bee Friendly Pest and Disease Controls

 

Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m.

 

Discover the natural choices available for controlling bugs and disease without harming bees and other life. You'll hear about plants and organic solutions that will keep pests down while keeping beneficial creatures untouched.


 

Exciting New Hybrids - Best New Perennials, Shrubs and Vines

 

Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m.

 

Talented hybridizers have concocted truly remarkable perennials and shrubs for 2014. Youíll hear about the exciting new creations that have the garden world amazed, awed, and just plain star struck.

 

 

 


Sugar Creek Gardens'

Best Fall Gardening Tips

presented by Karen Collins

 

Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.

 

Based on Karen's Garden Calendar, a compilation of proven gardening techniques by masterful gardener Karen Collins, you'll learn great tips for fall gardening. Discover which varieties are flowering along with the garden practices that will produce the longest-blooming, heaviest producing plants. Hear about the problems that may be lurking and the garden chores you can expect. Soil preparation, fertilizing, dead-heading and pruning, pest and disease control, propagation and other proven techniques will be discussed.


 

PANSY DAYS

Pansy Dollars can be used for all merchandise!

August 29-Sept. 14, 2014

Youíve held on to those Pansy Dollars all summer, now is the time to cash them in. Pansy Dollars may be used towards the purchase of ALL MERCHANDISE.

More plants than ever!

Outstanding selection of Perennials, Roses, Clematis, Vines, Ferns, Hydrangeas, Crapemrytles, Shrubs, Ornamental Grasses, Mums, Winter Hardy Pansies, Garden Statuary and Ornaments, Containers, Garden Gifts, Wreaths, Fall Decorations, Wrought Iron Bakers Racks, Benches, Plant Stands, Trellises, Halloween and Christmas Decorations, Books, Groundcovers, Fertilizers, Compost, Mulch and so much more.


Exquisite Autumn Containers for Entrance Ways and Patios

 

Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m.

 

At this demonstration you'll see outstanding plant combinations to enliven your containers and window boxes with color and texture. Hear about the exciting variety of plants that look great through autumn along with others that withstand the coldest days of winter. 


 

From Fall to Winter, Transitional Container Gardening

 

Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.

 

Why settle for drab grays of fall and winter when you can design colorful containers that will look great in autumn and sparkle in the winter. You'll learn how to use evergreen perennials and shrubs, along with seasonal ornaments, to have your pots looking gorgeous all the way till spring.


 

Mini Landscaping for Containers and Gardens

 

Saturday October 11, 10 a.m.

 

At this demonstration we will show the art of creating miniature landscapes. Learn about doll size shrubs, plus the perennials, annuals and vines with teeny tiny leaves and flowers. You'll learn the unique care tiny plants need along with mini gardening design tips and techniques. Creating terrariums along with their care will also be discussed.


 

Amaryllis for Holiday Displays

 

Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

Amaryllis are among the most beautiful holiday plants, available in multitudes of colors and forms. At this session you'll be inspired with fun and creative ways to use them in centerpieces and arrangements. You'll discover the best varieties, plus tips for growing, making flowers last, and propagation.


 

 

Holiday Outdoor Containers and Decorations Using Natural Elements

 

Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.

Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.

call 314-965-3070 for reservations

 

Your yard is a treasure chest of holiday decorations just waiting for your artistic touch. Learn how to use the bounty of your yard, along with seasonal ornaments and evergreen plants to create exquisite containers and decorations that will look good through the holiday season and beyond.


 

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