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By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain District

By Stan V. Griep
American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Along with seeking out great gardening websites like Our site as fantastic places to gain experience with your gardening, seek out local societies or clubs as well. There are usually some local gardening clubs and more specific plant societies or clubs to seek out.

If you love to grow African violets, orchids or roses, there is a local society of folks to join up with. There is usually a local gardening club as well that takes in all sorts of gardening interests. Seeking out and joining a local group has the appeal of being able to not only share your own knowledge but to learn some new ways of doing things, perhaps some of those special tips and tricks that make a garden the envy of the neighborhood!

Why Join a Gardening Club?

In any kind of gardening, there are things you can do and cannot do in the various growing zones. Some of the “cans” and “cannots” are related to climatic conditions while others are soil-related. Having a local group with knowledgeable fellow gardeners on board is worth more than any book on the shelves when it comes to local growing situations.

I enjoy several types of gardening, from veggies to wildflowers and annuals to roses and African violets. I even have a little interest in orchids due to family members raising them, as well as tending to a few herbs in my gardens. The various methods I use in my gardens here may not work so well in another area of the country or another part of the world.

There are also different bugs, fungi and molds to deal with in various areas. In some cases, those various pests can be extremely difficult to deal with and knowing the methods that work to control them best in your area is truly priceless information. Most of these groups have at least monthly meetings that are a mix of social time, business of the group and educational programs. Gardeners are some of the friendliest people around and the groups love to have new members.

Many of the specific plant groups are affiliated with larger parent organizations where there are usually even bigger pools of information to draw from. If you love roses, for instance, the American Rose Society is the parent organization of many rose societies all over the United States. There are national gardening associations that have local gardening clubs affiliated with them as well.

The gardening clubs have members with varied interests in gardening, so if you wanted to try your hand at raising some plant that you have always liked, you can obtain good information to get started right. Getting the right information to get off on the right foot with any type of gardening is invaluable. Solid information truly saves hours of frustration and disappointment.

For example, I have had many people over the years tell me it is just too hard to grow roses, so they gave up. Come to find out most of them had started out trying to get the cheaper big box store bagged roses to take off in their gardens. They were not aware of the root problems many of those rose bushes have from the beginning, thus when the rose bushes died they blamed themselves. Actually they had two strikes against them before they even started. It is information like this that a gardener can get from local knowledgeable plant societies or garden clubs. Information about how to best amend the soil for your gardens in your particular area can be obtained from these groups as well.

I highly recommend attending some meetings of local gardening groups in your area and see what they have to offer. Perhaps you have some great knowledge to share with a group too, and they really need someone like you. Being a member of such gardening groups is not only enjoyable but is also quite rewarding.

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Garden and Plant Organizations

We have listings for garden and plant organizations as well as garden clubs, plant societies, landscape associations and much more . Explore these sites for information on your favorite flowers and plants for tips and advice on growing, care taking and a wide variety of topics. So whether you are a home gardener or a professional gardener, you can enjoy exploring more about the horticultural info offered below. From Azaleas to hibiscus, from roses to daylilies, there here for you to learn more about them.

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New Orleans Garden Orgs
New Orleans Plant Orgs
Garden, Plant Organizations

All-America Rose Selections - non-profit association of rose growers and introducers dedicated to garden rose research and promotion since 1938. Today, the AARS program is one of the most successful and highly regarded of its kind, having brought to the forefront some of the most popular roses in history, such as Peace, Knock Out and Bonica.

All-America Selections - non-profit organization celebrates 67 years of testing and introducing significantly improved new flowers and vegetables grown from seed and bedding plants. AAS continues as the oldest, most established international testing organization in North America.

American Hibiscus Society - The purpose of the American Hibiscus Society, one of the larger specialized plant societies, is to encourage and promote the development and improvement of hibiscus and to collect, record and pass on information concerning hibiscus.

America's Wetland - America's WETLAND is one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America. This valuable landscape extending along Louisiana's coast is disappearing at a rate of 25 square miles per year. The America's WETLAND Foundation through the Campaign is raising awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss and increase support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana.

American Rose Society - Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. The ARS is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. ARS supports its members by providing educational programs, resourceful publications, and continuing research.

American Society of Horticultural Science - promotes and encourages scientific research and education in horticulture within the United States and throughout the world. ASHS members (researchers, faculty and other educational personnel, extension agents, Federal and state experiment station representatives, and growers and distributors of horticultural products) continue to make significant advances in these areas, and are well-positioned to lead the rapid evolution of horticultural science through the 21st century.

AmericanHort - On January 1, 2014, AmericanHort was born by the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA—The Association of Horticultural Professionals. AmericanHort truly represents the entire horticulture industry, including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain.

Botanical Society of America - promotes research & teaching in all fields of plant biology, facilitates cooperation among plant biologists and other scientists, and disseminates knowledge of plants, algae and fungi to all for ultimate application to solving practical problems of humanity.

Garden Library of the New Orleans Town Gardeners - New Orleans - Tulane University. The Garden Library of the New Orleans Town Gardeners is an extensive collection of published works dealing with gardens, gardening and related subjects. Included are practical works, theoretical treatises, histories, biographies, and reference publications.

Garden Study Center & Lath House - New Orleans - City Park New Orleans. Renovated in 1992, the Garden Study Center is an extraordinary example of WPA architecture. Originally known as the old Potting Shed, this beautifully restored structure is one of the original brick buildings in City Park designed by the late architect, Richard Koch. Near the lily pond and the Conservatory, it has solid brick walls, a slate roof and copper gutters reminiscent of an old English cottage.

Greater New Orleans Iris Society - The Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS) is the local affiliate of the American Iris Society and the Society for Louisiana Irises. The GNOIS is a group comprised of everyday gardeners who’s purpose is to learn about, promote and encourage interest in the Louisiana iris and to raise awareness of the five Louisiana iris species that grow in the wild, including the Louisiana state wild flower Iris giganticaerulea.

Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge - Welcome to LSU Hilltop Arboretum! These fourteen extraordinarily beautiful acres in Baton Rouge showcase an extensive collection of Louisiana native trees and shrubs. The property known as Hilltop is located on Highland Road south of LSU.

Jefferson Parish Christmas Tree Restoration Project - Since 1991, over 750,000 Christmas trees have been recycled by using them to rebuild wetlands rather than taking up valuable landfill space. Tree fences slow wave action, trap sediments, and combat erosion. Wetlands will be created and protected behind shoreline cribs and by filling in dead-end, abandoned, oil-access canals.

Lake Vista Garden Club - New Orleans - New Lake Vista Garden Club Blog. We have a new Garden Club blog where you can stay up-to-date on upcoming events and leave comments for your fellow club members.

Longue Vue House & Gardens - New Orleans - Welcoming visitors each year, Longue Vue is pleased to offer a respite from the rush of daily life, the revitalizing experience of extraordinary art and gardens, and opportunities to learn more about the complex social history of the Gulf South. We look forward to welcoming you to Longue Vue’s exhibits and programs and to continuing to build pathways for a better understanding of our complex world.

Louisiana Dept of Natural Resources - Office of Coastal Restoration Management, Save Louisiana Wetlands

Turning Back the Tide on A Vanishing American Treasure. At the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, we welcome visitors from all over, from New Orleans to Shreveport, from New York to California, and beyond.

Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. - With members in eight geographic districts, Louisiana Garden Club Federation is the largest volunteer gardening organization in Louisiana. Conservation and protection of Louisiana's natural resources, environmental awareness, and appreciation of the state's natural beauty are promoted by LGCF, Inc. and its members.

Louisiana Native Plant Society - The Louisiana Native Plant Society was founded in 1983 as a state-wide, non-profit organization. Its purposes are: To preserve and study native plants and their habitats. To educate people on the value of native plants and the need to preserve and protect rare and endangered species. To promote the propagation and use of native plants in the landscape. To educate people on the relationship between our native flora and wildlife.

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center - Baton Rouge - The Lsu Agcenter Exists To Develop And Deliver Practical, Useful, Life-Enhancing Information To The Citizens Of Louisiana. Lsu Agcenter Topics Include Lawn, Garden, Family, Home, Crops, Livestock, Money, Business, Community, Food, Health, Environment, Natural Resources, Kids, Teens, 4-H, Communications, And Our Offices.

National Association of Landscape Professionals - The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping.

National Christmas Tree Association - Find all the real Christmas Tree places in your area by state or you can find the tree by species. This holiday season, people all over the world will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first decorated Christmas Tree, recorded in 1510 in Riga, Latvia.

New Orleans Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society - Informational website dealing with hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Extensive information on plant cultivation, show events and links of interest to hibiscus enthusiasts.

New Orleans Orchid Society - New Orleans Orchid Society Growing orchids need not be difficult. It can be as easy as growing some common house plants.

Society for Louisiana Irises (SLI) - Lafayette - The mission of the Society is to promote the use of Louisiana irises as a gardening resource, including education, conservation of species and worthy hybrids, cooperation with other organizations of similar interests, and through hosting an annual convention.

Southeast Louisiana Daylily Society - New Orleans - information on joining the club as well as links to other daylily links around the world.

Southern Nurserymen's Association - building a brighter future for the horticulture industry since 1899.

Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden - New Orleans - This garden is a project of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. Its purpose is to preserve, propagate and promote Louisiana irises and to make plants available to parks and other entities that will display them for public enjoyment and education. Special emphasis will be placed upon conserving both the various forms of the five species and old, historically important cultivars that can still be obtained.


Learn More About Gardening – Join a Garden Club!

There are many local garden clubs, societies, and organizations in the Washington DC metropolitan area. When summer ends and school starts, it seems that many garden clubs get back into business again, ready to have meetings and host great events! Because we have so many organizations it is hard to list them all here but to find a club near you, it is best to go to a larger umbrella organization to inquire about the local unit, or search on the internet by plant name or city (for a neighborhood garden club), or visit related sites such as public gardens. See the other pages (tabs) on my blog for local public gardens and nurseries they also can serve as resources for finding local clubs.

The American Horticultural Society is a national membership organization but its physical location is called River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308, (703) 768-5700 or 1-800-777-7931 http://www.ahs.org. The property is open to the public (call first) they have beautiful gardens, a children’s garden, and picnic benches (is on the Potomac River). The web site lists plant societies including native plant societies, clubs, and organizations. http://ahs.org/gardening-resources/societies-clubs-organizations.

The blog section of the web site for Behnkes Nurseries, in Beltsville, MD, lists Maryland garden clubs such as the Beltsville Garden Club, Silver Spring Garden Club, Takoma Horticulture Club, Brookland Garden Club, Burtonsville Garden Club, and Four Seasons Garden Club. There also is an Annapolis Horticultural Society, Hyattsville Horticultural Society, and a Maryland Horticultural Society. http://blog.behnkes.com.

The National Garden Clubs, Inc., is at 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 (314) 776-7574 http://www.gardenclub.org. There are 50 State Garden Clubs and the National Capital Area Club and hundreds of member garden clubs. In this area, the state level clubs are: Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, headquarters is at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 262-9887 http://www.virginiagardenclubs.org. Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., is at 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 396-4842 http://www.fgcofmd.org. National Capital Area Garden Clubs is at the Arbor House, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (202) 399-5958 http://www.ncagardenclubs.org. Contact them for a local unit near you.

The Garden Club of America is headquartered at 14 East 60 th Street, 3 rd Floor, New York, NY 10022 (212) 753-8287 http://www.gcamerica.org. Membership is by invitation only but contact the headquarters to see if there is a club near you.

The Garden Club of Virginia sponsors the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia in April. Their headquarters is at the Kent-Valentine House, 12 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 643-4137 http://www.gcvirginia.org

There probably is a native plant society in every state. In this area there is the Maryland Native Plant Society, which has a Washington DC chapter, and the Virginia Native Plant Society. Contact the Maryland Native Plant Society via P.O. Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914 http://mdflora.org. Contact the Virginia Native Plant Society via 400 Blandy Farm Road, Unit 2, Boyce, VA 22620 (540) 837-1600 http://www.vnps.org.

There probably is an association for every type of plant and most have local chapters. Search the internet for the plant and related association or call your local public garden or extension office. The American Horticultural Society has a list of plant societies that you can contact to identify the local unit. For example, in our area we have the:

  • Camellia Society of Potomac Valley
  • National Capital Dahlia Society
  • National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society
  • National Capital Daylily Club
  • Brookside Gardens Chapter of the Azalea Society of America
  • Mason-Dixon Chapter (MD) & the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society
  • Arlington Rose Foundation
  • Maryland Daffodil Society and the Washington Daffodil Society


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Select the Right Plants

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As you select plants for your garden, you need to do your homework to learn about a plant's specific requirements to ensure you choose the right plants for the right location.

It's important to understand that plants commonly used in garden beds and landscapes generally fall these categories:

  • Herbaceous annuals: plants that go through their entire lifecycle in one growing season and must be re-planted every year. Many summer-flowering plants fall into this category, including marigolds, impatiens, petunias, zinnias, and cornflowers. In addition, some plants that are perennials in warm climates can be used as annuals in colder climates.
  • Herbaceous perennials (and biennials): plants that return every year, their foliage dies to the ground in the winter but the plant re-grows from its root system the following spring. Some perennials are very long-lived, such as the peony, daylily and false indigo, while others are relatively short-lived, such as the lupine, columbine, and delphinium. Plants categorized as biennials can be considered very short-lived perennials. They spend their first year developing foliage, flower in their second year, and then die. Foxglove, hollyhock, and sweet william are examples of biennial plants.
  • Woody trees and shrubs: plants that do not have the soft herbaceous stems of annuals and perennials. Instead, they have woody stems and trunks. Rather than dying back and re-growing from ground level, these plants sprout their new growth from a main trunk or main branches. All common trees fall into this category as do many shrubs.
  • Vegetables, fruits, and herbs: plants that are generally defined as those that produce edible seeds, fruit, stems, foliage, or roots. Most are annual plants, though some are classified as biennials (carrots) and perennials (rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries). Some are woody shrubs and trees, such as blueberries, peaches, and apples.

Another important fact in selecting the right plants is to know their cold hardiness, which starts with learning about USDA hardiness zones. The hardiness zone map divides the U.S. into 13 areas, and plants are assigned zone numbers based on their tolerance to cold temperatures. For example, a plant rated cold hardy in Zones 7 thru 9 won't survive in a colder Zone 4.

In addition to the climate, plants have specific sunlight and moisture requirements for optimal growth and health. It's ideal to group plants with similar sunlight and moisture needs together to provide them with the right amounts of sun and water. You can't plant sun-loving and shade-loving plants together in full sun and expect the shade-loving plants to survive.

If there's a chance you might not remember the names of what you've planted, consider labeling your plants by writing their names on a small wooden stake and placing the stake next to the plant. That way, you'll be able to remember their name should you need to look up anything about their optimal growing environment. Plus, some gardeners like to keep a journal that maps the plants and layout of their garden each season.


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The initials FGCM indicate the club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri (visit www.gardenclubsofmissouri.org for information). Regions are indicated by initials CD (Central District), ECD (East Central District) or MCD (Mid Central District).

Belleville Area Rose Society
We welcome newcomers to stop by, have a cup of coffee and a snack, and learn about growing roses in your yard, on your patio, or on your deck. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the student cafeteria at the Southwestern Illinois College, campus at 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville Illinois at 2:00 p.m. For more info, visit web site www.belleville-ars.org or contact Bob Hellmer at 618-939-5673.

Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis
Beaumont Room at Missouri Botanical Gardens. Contact (314) 952-2395 or [email protected]

Boone Country Garden Club (FGCM – MCD)
Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 9:30am @ the Weldon Springs Interpretive Center. Guests welcome! Contact Tammy at 636-300-1933 for more information.

Caseyville Gardeners
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Village of Caseyville City Hall, Illinois Rt.157. (618) 410-4939.

Concord Garden Club (FGCM-ECD)
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each monthat 10:15 am (except July) at Christ MemorialLutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd.New members and guest are always welcome.Call for reservations and information at (314) 540-1962.

Daffy-Dill Garden Club
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month(except December) at 6:30 pm at Marion County Bank Annex meeting room at 301 W. Main St., Salem, IL. Call to confirm meeting location at (618) 548-6352.

Design Concepts Garden Club (FGCM-MCD)
Meets on the third Thursday each month except December and January. 11:30 am set up 12:00 pm lunch served. We meet at Grace Presbyterian Church, 6308 Hwy N in Cottleville. http://www.midcentralmo.org/Designconceptsgardenclub.php or contact Pat Schnarr at (314) 488-5316.

Edwardsville Garden Club
The Edwardsville Garden Club extends an open invitation to attend our club meetings on the 2nd Saturday of most months. Meetings begin at 12:00 P.M., new members and guests are always welcome! Our website is: www.edwardsvillegardenclub.webs.com or call 618-288-3566 for meeting location and other information.

Fenton Garden Club (FGCM-ECD)
Meets the 1st Monday of every month at 1 pm at Fenton Rockwood Bank. Contact (636) 343-1815.

Fleur de Lis Garden Society (FGCM-MCD)
Fleur de Lis Garden Society holds its monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Call Elaine at 314-277-6186 for location. New members are welcome! http://www.fleurdelisgardensociety.org

Four Winds Garden Club (FGCM-ECD)
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the West County area. Call (314 560-2283 to confirm meeting information. Visitors are welcome.

Gardeners of Florissant
Meets the 1st Monday of every month at 7 pm at the Florissant Valley Christian Church at 1325 N. Hwy. 67 (Lindbergh). Contact (314) 323-5736 to confirm meeting and location.

Gardeners of St. Charles County
Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6 pm at either St. Charles Police Station, on Zumbehl Rd or Spencer Road Library. Monthly programs/speakers on a variety of topics as well as a “Gardening from the Heart” elderly program. Guests welcome.

Garden Society of Wildwood
Activities are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Beginners and Master Gardeners welcome from all West County communities. Enjoy garden-related fun activities, discounts at local garden centers and more. Yearly dues are $20. Contact Toni Meyer at (636) 257-6891. Follow us on Facebook-The Garden Society of Wildwood, or visit http://www.gardensocietyofwildwood.wordpress.com/

Gateway Koi and Pond Club

Meets the second Thursday of the month. The St. Louis Koi Show & Pond Expo is on September 18th-20th, 2020 at Timberwinds Nursery in Ellisville. Follow us on Facebook. For more information call (314) 276-9461, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.gatewaykoiandpondclub.org for calendar of events, meeting locations, speaker and program details.

Gateway Rock Garden Society
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of most months from 7-9 pm in the Garden Room at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors and new members welcome. Great programs, prizes and field trips. Visit http://gatewaynargs.blogspot.com/ or call Sandy at (636) 463- 1698 for information.

Gateway West Gesneriad Society
Meets the third Tuesday
of each month at Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors welcome. Contact Carol Brown at [email protected] or (618) 208-7228.

Good Earth Garden Club (FGCM-ECD)
Normally m
eets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at Eureka Elementary School, 442 W. 4 th St. in Eureka, MO. (No meeting in January.) Visitors and new members are welcome. (636) 938-7401.

Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society
Meet members of the Greater St Louis Daffodil Society who share a common interest with daffodils. Daffodils are among the easiest plants to grow, and one of the only truly reliable “Deer Proof” perennials.
We sponsor a Spring Daffodil Show, Fall Daffodil Public Sales & Bulb Exchange. We have a drawing for a daffodil gift certificate at every meeting, guest speakers at several meetings throughout the year and quarterly newsletters. Please check our website at http://stldaffodilclub.org/ for more details.

Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society
The Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society meets 3rd Friday of the month at Missouri Botanical Garden, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 18, Aug 21 (picnic), November19, December 17, Plant sale May 8/9 at Faust Park, Dahlia Show September 18/19 at Missouri Botaanical Garden. For info 314-846-6650 or Stldahliasociety.com.

Greater St. Louis Daylily Society

Meets on the third Friday of the month except January, July, August, November and December at 7:30 at the Creve Coeur Government Center, 300 N. New Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO. The club offers programs, auctions and sales. For more information, visit them on Facebook or call Kathy at (618) 304-5907.

The Greater St. Louis Iris Society
Meets regularly at Missouri Botanical Society to share programs on iris, holds two Iris shows per year and has a huge annual sale of high quality iris rhizomes. Volunteers also help tend the MOBOT Alice Hahn Goodman Iris Garden. All are welcome. For information, contact [email protected]

Greater St. Louis Orchid Society
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden Beaumont Room. Contact (636) 296-5661 for information.

Herbs for Health & Fun Club
Meets the 3 rd Monday of the month at Jefferson County Extension Office, Mt. Vernon, IL at 6:30 Pm with pot luck. Dues are $15.00 per year. April thru Sept. we meet 1 st & 3 rd Mondays at members gardens. See our web site for more info:http://members.midwesternherbandgardenshow.com or call (618) 266-7968 or (618) 533-4705 for location of meeting and more information.

Highland Garden Club
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at various locations throughout the gardening season. Contact (618) 654-6740 or visit www.freewebs.com/highlandgardenclub. Guests are always welcome.

Hoe & Hope Garden Club (FGCM-SE)
Our garden club is a group of individuals in southern Jefferson County with varied talents and interests, but with a common love of nature and flowers. We volunteer in the community, do floral designing, share our knowledge and plants, have educational programs, and enjoy varied field trips each year. We meet once a month on the fourth Tuesday at 7:30pm at a members’ house. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings, please call Meleena Byram, President at 636-931-6868 or via email at [email protected]

Horticulture Study Garden Club (FGCM-ECD)
Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm Call (314) 382-7651 for meeting place and details. Visitors and new members welcome.

Jardin du Lac Garden Club (FGCM-MCD)
Contact Carol Ellis at 314-604-0700 for time and location.

Jeffco Iris Society
Contact (636) 274-7435 for information, confirmation of time and place. Members and Guests always welcome. FREE.

Kirkwood Garden Club
Meets the 1st Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7:00 pm. Call (314) 966-4151 or visit www.kirkwoodgardenclub.org to confirm meeting programs and locations or additional information about Club activities in the community. Guests and new members are always welcome!

Kirkwood Iris Society
Meets at the American Legion Hall
, sponsors an iris show at St Peter School, and holds a tour of three of the most beautiful iris gardens in Kirkwood. For information, please contact our board at [email protected]

Kress Farm Garden Preserve
Generally meets the 2 nd Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Kress Farm Garden Club in Hillsboro. Guests are welcome. Contact (636)-931-2395 to confirm meeting and directions.

Lakeview Garden Club
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Maryville, Illinois area. Call 618-530-3051 for meeting place and details. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Member of Garden Clubs of Illinois.

Lebanon IL Garden Club
Generally meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Lebanon Visitors Center Activity Room 221(lower level), West St. Louis St., Lebanon, IL. www.gardencluboflebanon.org for details and updates.

Maryland Heights Garden Club
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 pm at Maryland Heights Community Center unless otherwise noted. Contact (314) 520- 7424 or (314) 434-1919 for information.

Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council
Meets the 2nd Saturday of February, April, June, September and November at the St. Louis County LIbrary Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. Visitors welcome. Annual show/sale June 19th-20th, 2010 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Annual fall sale September 18th, 2010, at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Contact [email protected] or (636) 464-7538.

Mid-America Regional Lily Society
Our major events for 2010 include a Spring Bulb Sale on March 13, the Annual Lily Show on June 26 and 27, and a Fall Bulb Sale (TBA). All events are held at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This 28-year-old society is dedicated to fostering knowledge and appreciation of Lilium. Membership dues are $10. Go to www.marls.org for more information.

Mid-Illinois Iris Society

Meets at the Caseyville Township Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd. in Fairview Heights, Il. 62208 on the 4th Monday of February(24) March(23) April (27) May (tba) Iris Exhibition/Show August public sale and members’ auction then September (28), October(26), and a Christmas Party in December. The April meeting features grooming of stems, leaves, buds and blossoms of iris for our May Exhibition or any upcoming Shows. Tempting refreshments at every meeting, as well as Master Gardeners to answer questions and provide advice. Visitors always welcome.

Mississippi Valley Garden Club
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm Bethalto Senior Center, 100 Central Ave., Bethalto. www.mvgclub.weebly.com. Contact (618) 917-5853 to confirm meeting and location.

New Town Garden Club
Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month
at 2pm in the barn at the New Town Farm.

O’Fallon Garden Club (MO) (FGCM-MCD)
Meets the 4th Tuesday
of the month 6:30pm at Sunrise Methodist Church, Twin Chimneys. Lots of fun special events and outings planned in addition to regular meetings. Contact Barb at 314-324-3666 for more information. Like us on Facebook. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/ofallonmogardenclub/

O’Fallon Garden Club (IL)
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Monthly program offers light refreshments and educational garden related topics. Visitors and new members always welcome. You can dig deeper at www.ofallongardenclub.org or email [email protected]

Owensville Garden Club (FGCM-MCD)
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at Peaceful Valley Lake Lodge, Owensville, Missouri. Guests are always welcome. Contact Louise at 573-437-5655 for more information.

Parkland Master Gardeners

St. Clair County Garden Club of Belleville

St. Louis Evening Herbalists
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:45 at Faust Park. For information, confirmation of time and place, contact Susan Haddock at (314) 961-8964 or [email protected] Visitors and guests are always welcome.

St. Louis Hosta Society
Go to www.stlouishosta.org for future events and SLHS information.

St. Louis Water Garden Society
Meets monthly except December at 7 pm in the Beaumont Room at Missouri Botanical Garden. The public is always welcome. For meeting dates and speaker topics, visit www.SLWGS.org or call (314) 808-7000.

Three Rivers Rose Society
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month March – October at 3:30 pm. Meetings held at The Muenstermann Pavillion in The Gordon F. Moore Community Park. 4550 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002. Public invited. For info: 463-3580
[email protected] .

Thyme to Garden Club of Centralia, IL
Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, 413 E. Broadway, except May through August, when meetings are held at private gardens. New members and guests welcome. For information, call (618) 532-2583. www.thymetogarden.webs.com.

Town and Country Garden Club
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Longview Park Farm House, 13525 Clayton Road. Reserved lunch at noon. Free speaker program at 1pm is open to the public. Contact Pam Jokerst at (314) 276-9461 or [email protected]
www.townandcountrygardenclub.com

Trenton Tumbleweeds Garden Club of Trenton, IL
Meets the second Tuesday
of every month (except July & August) at 7pm at St. John’s UCC Church at 27 N. Walnut St.

Troy Garden Club (FGCM-MCD)
Contact Prudence at 636-528-8100 for time and location.

Webster Groves Garden Club (formerly Men’s Garden Club of WG)
Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:15 pm. Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Rd. Visit www.mgcwg.org or contact [email protected] to confirm meeting and location.

Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association and Groups IV, V and XXIII
www.wgwga.org

West County Daylily Club & MBG Daylily Society
Meets the First Friday of each month 7:30 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden Beaumont Room. Guests and new members are welcome. Call (314) 487-6588 or (314) 389-8261 for information. www.westcountydaylilyclub.com.

Wild Ones Natural Landscapers
Assists efforts to establish native plant communities around homes, schools and businesses through yard tours, mentoring, group projects and grants. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at various locations. To learn more, visit our website: www.stlwildones.org .

Upcoming Events

See our Upcoming Events calendar for details.

March 29th–Native Plant Gardening for Birds (Virtual)

March 31st–Challenges of Native Plant Practices and Plants (Virtual)

March 31st–Reflections on Urban Native Gardening (Virtual)

Now through April 9th–St. Louis Community College Plant Sale and Student Fundraiser (Online)

April 6-7th–Meet the Designers (Virtual)

April 7th, 14th, 22nd and 28th–Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes

April 10th, 11th and 12th–Butterfly House Pollinator Plant Sale.

April 15th-27th–Shaw Wildflower Pickup.

April 24th–Plant Sale Ascension Lutheran Church


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