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Bloom Time Calendar

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Gardening and Horticulture

The 79 acres of the Missouri Botanical Garden feature modern, traditional, and educational gardens, as well as conservatories that display plants native to lands far removed from St. Louis.

The William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening also provides home gardeners with resources, instruction, expert advice, and inspiration.

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Gardening Help

We have staff available to help you with your gardening questions:

 

Garden Photographers

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Seasonal Gardening Tips

Apples, crabapples and hawthorns susceptible to rust disease should have protective fungicidal sprays applied beginning when these trees bloom.

Pinch azaleas and rhododendron blossoms as they fade. Double flowered azaleas need no pinching.

Don't remove spring bulb foliage prematurely or next year's flower production will decline.

Keep bluegrass cut at 1.5 to 2.5 inch height. Mow tall fescue at 2 to 3.5 inch height.

Birds eat many insect pests. Attract them to your garden by providing good nesting habitats.

Set out tomato plants as soils warm. Place support stakes alongside at planting time.

Take houseplants outdoors when nights will remain above 50 degrees. Most prefer only direct morning sun.

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Take a class!

The Missouri Botanical Garden offers classes on gardening, landscaping, watercolor, painting, floral design, botanical crafts, photography, cooking, and more!

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Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with our Horticulture Division to learn about the people who keep the Garden beautiful! You can also take online tours of the Garden, learn about intern and volunteer opportunities, and explore many horticultural and gardening events and activities. Learn more about horticulture at the Garden.

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Plant Information and Records

We have several online resources that will help you find a plant on the Garden grounds or select something unique to grow in your own garden.

PlantFinder
Plants of Merit™
Plant Records