Monday, April 8, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can answer readers' lawn and garden related questions as we approach warmer weather.
It's spring and that means it's time to prepare your yard for warmer weather and Patch wants to help you find the answers to all your questions, but we can't do it alone. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' lawn and garden questions and offer advice. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, April 11. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: Have a suggestion for another edition of Patch Pro? Let us know …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Share your pics of a beautiful (and early) spring in Lake Saint Louis!
June is busting out all . . . no wait, that's not right. April showers bring May flowers . . . nope, not right either. What can we say about the beautiful spring weather that has March both coming in and going out "like a lamb?" How about "Grab your camera and go get some great pictures for Patch!" Whether you've got pink Redbuds or white-blossomed dogwoods, a big fragrant lilac bush or Easter egg-colored hyacinths, bright yellow daffodils or tulips as red as our beloved Cardinals, post your pictures here so we can all enjoy watching Lake Saint Louis bloom.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Everything you need to know about the most romantic day of the year—some classy and some, well, not so classy.
Last minute places to get flowers and/or chocolate Flowers Chocolate Dinner and a free movie beats dinner and a movie anytime Planning a romantic dinner and a movie date? It's a classic, we agree. But why not try and save some cash in the process? According to a survey conducted by Redbox, 73 percent of Americans consider movie night at home a date and 61 percent of Americans plan to watch a movie at home to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Now, if you send a virtual Valentine’s Day card through the Redbox Facebook page, you will receive a free one-night rental valid only on Valentine’s Day! Wentzville has Pizza and a ruby ring anyone? Have $10,000 to spare and really like Pizza Hut? Yes? Then here's the deal for you: How do pizza, flowers, …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Members of Lake Saint Louis' Jardin du Lac participated in a flower show hosted by Wine Country Gardens in Defiance.
Federated Garden Clubs of America, Mid-Central District held their flower show last Tuesday at Wine Country Gardens in Defiance, Mo. The public is always welcome to view the show. Participating were members of the following garden clubs: Owensville, Sullivan, O’Fallon, Boone Country, Cuba Hills, First Capitol, Fleur de Lis, Jardin du Lac, and Lewis & Clark. In the Horticulture Division, a cut specimen of a garden flower, or a leaf or stem of a plant whether it is a bulb, tuber, rhizome, ground cover, hardy fern, hosta, perennial, rose or arboreal branch will be displayed individually in a clear glass bottle containing water. A perfect specimen on one of these plants is selected and then entered into the judging of the show. Many different …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Lake Saint Louis Patch celebrates moms!
Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day in 1908, quickly became disgusted with the commercialization of the holiday, especially by the floral industry. She tried to stop a 1923 Mother's Day event and petitioned against a Mother's Day stamp that featured a vase of white carnations. (Thanks, MothersDayCentral.com) In honor of Mother's Day, Lake Saint Louis Patch offers five fast facts about Mother's Day gifts, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau: So don't fret, there's probably a store somewhere still open where you can pick up something nice for Mom!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This Mother's Day show mom you really care with some die hard classics and some fun new ideas.
Mother's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready? For Mother's Day you can always go with classic flowers from place like Dunn's Florist or a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure. There are still other alternative choices, liking hooking up your music-loving mother with an iTunes gift card/. Steak n' Shake has a deal where if you buy a gift card right now it comes with a pack of flower seeds.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Plant the right early-blooming cultivar for spectacular spring color.
You know spring has finally arrived when the yellow Forsythia bushes begin to bloom. This large bush should be allowed to grow naturally because the branches arch out and look like a firework exploded in springtime. If they are pruned too late in the fall, after August, you will have removed the following spring season’s flower buds. There are new shorter Forsythia cultivar’s available if you want the spring color but don’t want it to get too tall that it requires pruning. ‘Golden Peep,’ and ‘Gold Tide’ will reach a mature height of 30 inches. I keep hearing that everyone wants low maintenance. Shrubs that have to be pruned to keep them at a smaller size is anything but low maintenance. Don’t make more work for yourself. Purchase the …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Gregori's has a selection that goes far beyond bouquets and can be ordered round-the-clock.
There are only a few days left until Christmas and it's a busy time for all -- decorating, gift purchasing, get-together organizing. Sometimes it can become a little overwhelming and you might find you need some help getting it all done. Gregori's Florist can help. While they no longer have a storefront to call their own in Lake Saint Louis (they lost the lease on their Lake Saint Louis Boulevard address), they continue to create and deliver beautiful flower arrangements in the area that can instantly and easily brighten up your home for Christmas or add that final last minute touch to your holiday party. Gregori's has been in operation for more than ten years. According to their website, Gregori's offers "an exceptional variety of fresh …