Tips & Tools

Useful information. Click the links to find out more.

Planting Natives

Central Region Seedling ID Guide for Prairie Plants – The goal of this guide is to help identify native plants at various stages of growth

Keystone Native Plants- Eastern Temperate Forests – Doug Tallamy’s list of keystone plants for attracting caterpillars and bees

Missouri Native Plant Nurseries – A listing of nurseries endorsed by Wild Ones

Native Plants – A list of native plants to our specific geographical area and their height and bloom times.

Native Plant Growing Conditions – A list of native plants to our specific geographical area and their growing conditions such as sunlight and water requirements.

Planting 101 – Covers the basics of seasonal planting along with start times and planning.

St. Louis Garden Design – A detailed Wild Ones design for our area

Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants – A Field Guide from Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Winter Sowing Directions – A tutorial on preparing your seeds for planting during the winter months.

Pollinators in Missouri

The Butterflies of St. Charles County – A list of all 84 recorded species of butterflies that occur in St. Charles County along with their caterpillar host plants and preferred adult food source data. Information taken from Butterflies and Moths of North

Native Plants for Pollinators & Beneficial Insects. The Xerces Society Midwest regional plant list for pollinators and beneficial insects, as well as Monarch nectar flower preferences.

Tools and Tool Care

Thirty-Two Ways to Remove Amur Honeysuckle – lots of tools and methods

How To Clean, Maintain, And Store Garden Tools – the title says it all