Conservation Conversation    

                        with the Ladue Garden Club                         

 

 

This month's focus is on Backyard Biodiversity.  We all have our favorite plants.  As we contemplate what we will add to our gardens this spring, let's consider not only what we like, but also what is good for the birds and wildlife in our backyards.  We must look beyond pure aesthetics to define our landscape goals and consider function to re­set the natural balance.   Plant fringe trees, not bradford pear trees, plant purple coneflowers, not pink geraniums, plant jacob's ladder, not impatiens, plant native ginger, not ivy, plant arrow wood viburnum, not leatherleaf viburnum.   To read more, click here.   

 

Conservation Article: ­Click here for an article that is a great resource:  Urban Nature:  How to  Foster Biodiversity in the World's Cities.  

 

Conservation Tip of the Month: ­ Don't Let Bugs Bug You.  We know bugs are annoying, but tolerating a few here and there is much better for our planet in the long run. From the Missouri Botanical Garden: "Learn to tolerate minor insect damage in your yard and garden and work to increase the number of beneficials. Learn to distinguish the good from the bad! Spraying with a pesticide can place harmful chemicals in the environment and may also kill beneficials or damage nearby plants." Click here to learn more about beneficial insects in your own garden with this handy guide.   

 


Upcoming Events

May 1
Insurance Committee Meeting
9:00 AM
9345 Clayton Road
May 1
Zoning Board of Adjustment
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
May 2
Storm Water Open House - Ward 2
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
May 4
Employees Pension Plan Board of Trustees Meeting
8:00 AM
9345 Clayton Road
May 4
Storm Water Open House - Ward 3
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
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