Ilex verticillata 'Nana' RED SPRITE Winterberry, deciduous shrub, full sun to part shade, medium to wet moisture, low maintenance. Easily grown in average acidic soil. Winterberries are dioecious (separate male and female plants). Only fertilized female flowers will produce the attractive red berries that are the signature of the species. View past PLANT OF THE WEEK.

Welcome Gardeners

´╗┐The mission of the St. Louis Master Gardener organization is to provide horticultural information and assistance to the public for community service and gardening pleasure through the volunteer efforts of Master Gardeners.

St. Louis Master Gardeners have been enriching our community since 1983. From a few people answering the help line at Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis County Extension service, our organization has grown to over 300 active master gardeners who volunteer at the Botanical Garden's Kemper Center as well as throughout the Garden's grounds and with community groups in the St. Louis region. Learn more about our organization

Fellow gardening lovers can find St. Louis area specific helpful information on a wide range of topics listed on the gardening resources page of this site and educational posts on STLMG Facebook page.

Master gardeners stay current by attending continuing education classes and events posted on the members only calendar. Learn how to become a master gardener HERE.

Mark Glenshaw, aka the Owl Man
Sep 23, 2017

Master Gardener Continuing Education - Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Kemper classroom of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

2017 Best of Missouri Market MG Gardening Information Booth
Oct 06, 2017

Visit our Master Gardener's Gardening Information booth at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Best of Missouri Market.

Hamilton's Commercial Urban Farm
Nov 13, 2017