Landscape and Gardening

Landscape and Gardening

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

Now is the time to plan for your summer garden!

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education



Register and pay online for Landscape and Gardening courses

Summer 2018 registration has started! Call 314-984-7777 to register by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

All About Herbs

Now is the time to plan for your summer garden! Learn how to get the most for your effort in this one-night class. Whether starting or expanding an herb garden, you’ll learn about soil conditions, fertilizing, and the optimal placement for growth. Come hear the best advice from Master Gardener “Mike” on how to plant, maintain, and harvest an herb garden. You’ll also get tips on using herbs in and around your home as well as the best way to freeze and preserve herbs for future use. Bring a notebook and pen to class.
HORT:701 | $25 | SR $16
SO1 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Ochonicky
June 7 | MC - SO 107

Hot Summer Heat: Keeping Your Yard and Garden Alive

Keeping your yard and garden flourishing throughout a typical St. Louis summer is a challenge for all of us. In May and June, our yards are lush and green, our gardens are blooming; then comes July and August with intense sun and drought conditions. Join our gardening expert and nursery owner, Nancee Kruescheck, as she teaches you how to keep your plants and turf less stressed in our Midwest heat, humidity, water (lack of) and soils. Also, she’ll talk about plants that thrive in our area.
HORT:708 | $25 | SR $19.50
SO1 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Nancee Kruescheck
July 14 | MC - SO 107

The ABCs of Fertilizers and Ph

Is your pin oak turning yellow? Is your potting soil too old? Having trouble growing azaleas? What Ph is best for your plants, trees and grasses? Come learn about the importance of Ph and how charged particles interact with the soil to affect growing conditions. Discussion will focus on the benefits of organic fertilizers and use of inorganic fertilizers in improving your outdoor surroundings. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with a green, healthy landscape.
HORT:709 | $25 | SR $19.50
S01 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Nancee Kruescheck
June 16 | MC - SO 107

Small Yard Landscape and Gardening

Do you live in a home with a small yard for landscaping and gardening? Get your green thumb ready and explore ornamental species and hybrids of plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs designed for small spaces. You’ll learn to use color, vertical design, foliage and texture to make your small yard into a show-stopping, attention-getting focal point for you to enjoy.
HORT:711 | $25 | SR $19.50
S01 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Nancee Kruescheck
June 9 | MC - SO 107

Container Gardening

No room to plant a large garden? Problem solved with container gardening! Join Master Gardener Mike Ochonicky and learn the basics of how to select containers, choose plants, plant and maintain flowers, veggies and herbs in a contained space. Suggestions for plant combinations will also be discussed. Make the best of the area you have to create visually appealing and functional surroundings.
HORT:714 | $25 | SR $19
S01 | Th 6-8 p.m. | Michelle Ochonicky
June 14 | MC - SO 108

Propagating Missouri Native Plants

Learn how to propagate Missouri native plants through seed, cuttings, division, root cuttings and layering. This course is designed to encourage an interest, understanding, and appreciation of the principles and techniques of plant propagation. Discussion will address collecting, storing and germinating seeds and will demonstrate the various methods for propagating plants through cutting. Senior discount does not apply.
HORT:719 | $25
SO1 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Amy Hereford
July 21 | FP - C Tower 219

The ‘Other’ Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers and Shrubs

Powdery mildew taking over your plants? Are your roses in need of deadheading? What’s “bugging” your greenery and shrubs? Why are your plants not flowering? Learn how to maintain vigorous plants that continue to thrive throughout the season. With regular maintenance, you can keep your plants looking their best. Nursery owner, Nancee Kruescheck, will teach you “tips and tricks” on feeding, pruning and dealing with common pests and diseases. Bring your questions to class for this informative session.
HORT:723 | $25 | SR $19.50
S01 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Nancee Kruescheck
June 23 | MC - SO,107

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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