Master Gardener plant sale

image of a lantana bloomThe St. Charles County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual plant sale at the extension center on Saturdays April 28 and May 5, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The May 5 sale will have a limited selection of plants sold from the greenhouse on site. Come early for best selection! Proceeds from the sale fund the St. Charles Master Gardener demonstration gardens and activities. Plant list (PDF)

April is Money Smart Month

money smart month logoMoney Smart Month is a public awareness campaign that is part of a national effort to promote financial education to all ages, demographics and income levels. There will be free programing throughout the month of April. Registration is required and is done through the St. Charles City-County Library District. The Greater St. Louis Financial Education Collaborative, facilitated by the United Way, is partnering with University of Missouri Extension, St. Charles City-County Library District, banks, businesses, schools and others to help support financial education during this campaign. Money Smart Month programs (PDF)

Caring for ash trees

Emeraled ash borer insect resting on a penny to show sizeThe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in St. Charles County in 2014. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)Tree pests

You are important to Extension's future

If you have received help from  MU Extension of St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is funded by the county council. Your comments will verify the unique benefits from extension. Find your county council member

Support our funding — brick by brick

brick path through demonstration gardensBrick by brick we continue to extend the pathway that meanders through the on-site demonstration gardens. It has become a place for all to enjoy the peacefulness and awe-inspiring beauty of nature. A brick with your name or the name of someone to remember extends the path one brick at a time. Your generosity will support the funding of all programs at MU Extension in St. Charles County. Together we can make a difference. Brick order form (PDF) | Online ordering.

“Friends of mine and I visited this wonderful place today. We had a picnic lunch on the property. Surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants. Will definitely return for a leisure, peaceful visit.” – Facebook post by garden visitor

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