Gardening Resources

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Classes & Presentations

Missouri Botanical Garden Adult Education

Includes Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and Butterfly House.

Missouri Master Gardener Association (MOMGA)
St. Louis Community College Gardening & Horticulture
Current Hot Topics

Emerald Ash Borer

How to diagnose EAB with decision tree for whether or not to treat your Ash tree.

IPM for Marmorated Stink Bug

University of Missouri Intergrated Pest Management (IPM) publicataion about the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys.

IPM for Rose Rosette Disease

University of Missouri Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advice for Rose Rosette Disease.

Rose Rosette Disease

Missouri Botanical Garden recommendations on identification and treatment of Rose Rosette disease.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

A new insect pest in the St. Louis area both indoors and out.


Edible Gardening

Missouri Botanical Garden Advice about Growing Fruits and Vegetables

Gateway Greening's Gardening Weekly Tip
UM Extension Fruit Cultivars for Home Planting


UM Extension Organic Gardening Techniques

Defining organic gardening.

UM Extension Pest Management in the Vegetable Garden

Recommended Vegetable Garden Insect Pests Control Methods

UM Extension Vegetable Varieties and Planting Dates


Wild Edible Plants of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden
General Gardening

Missouri Botanical Garden Advice, Tips and Resources

How to reach the Horticulture Answer Service, Kemper Center Plant Doctors and tons of web resources at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder

Search Missouri Botanical Garden's plant database by common name, scientific name or a host of features.

Missouri Botanical Garden Visual Guides

Detailed information and photos cover a host of garden topics:  Missouri Natives, Problem Diagnosis, Gardening How To's and much more.

Plastic Pot Recycling

Recycle your pots into lumber, retaining walls and other products.  Collection sites all over the area.

St. Louis Master Gardener Facebook Page

Browse for gardening ideas, interesting plant topics and news about what St. Louis Master Gardeners are doing.

Tree Planting and Care from Forest ReLeaf

How to plant, prune, care after storms and tips on choosing trees.

UM Soil Testing

Why and how to collect your soil sample and have it tested by UM Extension.

University of Missouri Extension Gardening Page

Links to Missouri University information sheets on gardening topics; plus topics of seasonal interest and calendar of lawn and garden events.

Invasive Plants

Common Invasive Plants in Missouri

Common invasive plants in Missouri with how and why to eradicate them.

Native Alternatives to Bush Honeysuckle

Native alternatives to plant to replace Bush Honeysuckle.

What to Plant Instead

What to plant in place of common invasive plants.

Landscaping with Native Plants

Deer Resistant Plants
Identifying Native Plant Seedlings
Missouri Grow Native

Native plant database, suggested designs, and more.

Missouri Wildflower Guide
Shaw Nature Reserve Native Plant School
St. Louis Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
Starting Plants from Seeds – Guide from Shaw Nature Reserve
Personal Gardening Help

Resources from Missouri Grow Native
Shaw Nature Reserve Recommended Landscapers
St. Louis Audubon Bring Conservation Home

Personal advice on attracting wildlife, conserving stormwater and more for a nominal fee.

Plant Problems

Plant or Pest Problems

Also, detailed information on common pesticides.

Problem Diagnosis (Visual Guides)

Problem diagnoses guides from Missouri Botanical Garden. Includes plants, tree, shrubs, fruits and vegetables, and lawn.

University of Missouri Publications

Publications on pests and diseases, including one with an overview of Integrated Pest Management.

Publications & Blogs

Gateway Gardener
Missouri Gardener Magazine
Missourians for Monarchs Blog
St. Louis Wild Ones Native Landscapers Blog
The Garden Spade
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Blog
Rain Gardens

Missouri Botanical Garden Rainscaping Guide
Rain Garden Guide from Missouri Grow Native
Show Me Rain Gardens
Special Interest Organizations

Community Resources Supporting Biodiversity
Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
Illinois Master Naturalists

Madison, Monroe and St. Clair County Master Naturalists

Local Plant Societies
Missouri Master Naturalists - Confluence Chapter
Missouri Master Naturalists - Great Rivers Chapter
Missouri Master Naturalists - Miramiguoa Chapter
Missouri Prairie Foundation
Missourians for Monarchs Facebook Page
North American Butterfly Association (NABA) - St. Louis
St. Louis Beekeepers
Wild Ones Natural Landscapers: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes – St. Louis Chapter

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