The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond


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Feeling the plant love during Coronavirus

I don’t know about you, but I’ve received coronavirus emails from just about every business I frequent. But I was mildly surprised to receive emails from one of the nurseries I frequent.

And I was especially pleased with their down to earth tone. So far I’ve gotten 3. The first was sort of a keep- calm-and-garden-on type of note. Calming and reassuring, not corporate sounding, just a nice note to their customers reminding them of the joy plants and gardening brings. So true.

The second one offered free delivery with a $25 purchase and the offer of curbside service. Today, they informed they are cancelling all events until May at the earliest.

What are your local nurseries doing?


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A spring moment

Full disclosure: these pix are not from my St. Louis garden. They are what’s on view in my sister’s San Antonio backyard garden. I feel encouraged that I’ll soon enjoy the lively colors of spring in gardens closer to my ZIP code.

Brightly hued pansies and snapdragons fill in the space of what was once a pond.