Table of Contents for April 2019
Potting Shed University Classes
22nd Annual Plant Sale
Gardening for Butterflies
Come visit the Water Wise Garden
DON'T Plant Bradford Pear Trees - MDC Advises
New Grow Native! Front Yard Formal Garden Plans
Garden Links - Long
Previous Newsletter Link
Need a Speaker for One of Your Meetings or Groups
Gardening Questions Phone Number - Hotline Now Open
Potting Shed University Classes
Invest In Gardening Skills for Life

April 1
6:00-7:00 PM
Last in a series of diverse garden topics for you to hone your skills to become a better gardener for years to come.

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807


$5 per person per class 

Pay at the door - Registration starts at 5:30 PM

Pat Ware, Master Gardener of Greene County 
Daffodils are among the first flowers to wake up and brighten our gardens. They come in sizes from teeny-tiny to huge and come in multiple colors and petals shapes. Some bloom very early and some bloom very late. Weather permitting, see examples of a variety of daffodils and maybe even take some home.

22nd Annual Plant Sale

Saturday April 27th 2019

8:00 am to 1:00 pm


Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield MO 65807

People are advised to arrive early if they want the best choices of shrubs, small trees, bulbs, perennials, annuals, grasses, ground covers, houseplants, vegetables, herbs and garden related items. Master Gardeners will be on site to assist with purchases and answer questions.

Cash, checks and credit or debit cards

Rain or shine

For more information
Gardening for Butterflies
This is an amazing set of articles written by Lenora Larson for the Facebook site called The Garden Word. They were all originally online, but that site got taken down, so with her permission, they are now on Facebook.

This is a continuing series of articles on butterflies and butterfly gardening.
Come Visit the
Water Wise Garden
Spring has sprung at the Master Gardener's Water Wise Garden. Come out and see what is coming up and watch throughout the year what is in bloom.

It is on the corner of National and Linwood just north of Sunshine on the west side of the street. 1500 S. National

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring.

Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular landscaping tree for decades, cultivated forms have spread aggressively throughout the state.

New Grow Native!
Front Yard Formal Garden Plans
Native landscaping isn't just for the back yard! If you want to establish a formal native shade or full sun garden for your front yard or other area, these plans can help you. This Front Yard Formal article by Scott Woodbury from the spring 2019 issue of the Missouri Prairie Journal is a companion to these plans, and contains photos of many of the featured plants. Learn more about the Front Yard Formal Shade plan and the Front Yard Formal Sun plan. On each page, there are also audio files from Scott, which provide information about the plants selected for the plans.

Need a Speaker for a Meeting or Group?
Master Gardeners of Greene County are available to speak to garden clubs, civic organizations, schools and other groups on a wide variety of topics within the world of gardening, horticulture, landscaping and the environment.

Donating to MU Extension

Without MU Extension, there would be no Master Gardeners.
Gifts from individual donors support MU Extension's educational programs in Greene County. Primarily, we receive cash donations by check or online with a credit card and the non-cash donation of vehicles.

Tax deductible donation


The Hotline is available during the hours of
10:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F
and on most Saturdays from 10-1
Please call before coming in with a sample or pictures
Feel free to  email  us or send pictures to
These are two separate ways of contacting us.

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Thank you!!
Master Gardeners of Greene County, Missouri