From recycling and composting to building groundbreaking, multi-million-dollar structures, local businesses and organizations are joining the sustainability movement.
Skincare entrepreneur and Ladue High School alum Lauren Padawer is ready to take her company to the next level. She’ll be appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank to bat for Alaska Glacial Mud Co., which she owns and operates from Cordova, Alaska.
From innovative education and world-class restaurants to one-of-a-kind gift shops, St. Louis is home to a broad range of successful companies. Ladue News congratulates all of the businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries, and wishes them many, many more.
A sea of prairie blazing star at Schwartz Prairie
St. Louis was almost all prairie at the time of French settlement. Ladue, for example, had mixed vegetation, with open grasslands and patches of woods. Start this fall to prepare your grounds for easy spring pocket prairie planting.
The flowers of the tall green milkweed at Golden Prairie draw many pollinators because they are heavy with nectar.
Lurking on the undersides of leaves, a shade gardener’s nightmare slyly spreads. Your impatiens have been attacked by Plasmopara obducens—the impatiens downy mildew—and they will die.
When it comes to summer fun, St. Louis makes it easy to be a kid—or stay young at heart. Follow this family-friendly guide to the city’s best summer attractions for kids—and their parents.
Weather conditions and human activities affect the population of monarchs. And according to Dr. Chip Taylor, a continued decline could mean the migration of these butterflies could be lost.
Second Place: Heather Vaughan and her daughter, Gretchen Vaughan
With spring weather finally upon us, kids and adults alike are anxious to experience the great outdoors. Lucky for us, St. Louis abounds with family-friendly ways to enjoy natural beauty.
Heather Vaughan and her daughter, Gretchen Vaughan
This week, we continue our conversations with LN’s Show House designers. The 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House opens Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 21. For ticket information, visit laduenews.com or call 269-8836.
Clayton Garden Club presented a Citation of Commendation Certificate to Alberici Construction for its use of native plants and ongoing effort to restore a native prairie at its Overland headquarters? Pictured: JoAnn Vorih, Kathy Fulstone, Kay Alvis, Gretchen Martinson, John Alberici, Jackie Ruthsatz, Nancy Middleton, Jane Hardin, Renee Bennett and Barbara Ackerman
THE 83RD ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS presented a fashion extravaganza featuring models wearing outfits created by the school’s senior and junior fashion design majors?
Three significant St. Louis homes designed by architects Paul Randolph, William Adair Bernoudy and Isadore Shank were the focus of the recent Sheldon Art Galleries Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour, chaired by Phyllis Langsdorf and Andrea Powers-Schankman. The event was a sellout, with proceeds benefi tting exhibition and educational programs of The Sheldon, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
A lot of my gardening inspiration comes from visiting botanical gardens around the world in my travels with Peter. This column is being written while we are on the road with the Missouri Botanical Garden group in southern China. In this part of the world— Yunnan—there are images of elephants everywhere: in fresco, embroidery and sculpture. No live ones have presented themselves to us on this trip, but we have seen some stunningly huge annuals and perennials in these warm, tropical garden zones. Combining these two thoughts brought to mind the lyrics of Oklahoma with the line, “The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye.” So, with inspiration from the gardens at our sister institutions in Xishuangbanna and Kunming, Julie and I have selected a suite of bodacious specimens for the back of the border or center of a very large planting island.
Officially say goodbye to Old Man Winter and welcome spring by taking in the sights and sounds at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and Shaw Nature Reserve.
Since our Show House debuted this month, we’ve introduced our interior designers, and some of their favorite places and things. This week, we’re moving outdoors and chatting with Rand Rosenthal, Mike Marks and Chris Mueller, the talented landscape artists who got the gardens of #15 Washington Terrace ready for their close-up.
1508 Greening Lane
Tea is part of my cultural heritage. On a display shelf in our home are many antique tea pots from ancestors on both sides of my family. Whatever you choose to call it—tea, tisane, infusion, decoction—I love tea from both home and abroad.
We’ve been grousing lately about the trend of quality, fairly high-end restaurants opening up in strip malls. Now, there are all sorts of sound reasons for restaurateurs to do this, economic and otherwise. In fact, we’ve had many fine meals in eateries wedged into these retail sprawls. While technically the aesthetics of a restaurant don’t impact the food itself, the surroundings can definitely dampen the dining experience. So we were really excited to head over to the CWE’s newest culinary destination, Salt, which boasts the most beautiful dining space we’ve been to in recent memory, and has a menu to equal its ambience.
Seasoned gardeners have the patience and pragmatism to cultivate slow-growing plants, but new gardeners need instant gratification. Waiting for three years for the asparagus to bear, 10 years for a rhododendron to be noticed or a century for a gingko to attain stately stature is fine for the veteran gardener, but the new gardener needs bragging rights as encouragement to keep going and growing. The dynamic, robust and rowdy plants that Julie and I have selected here are high-speed plants that hit the ground running.
Walmart’s Jim Winkler and Glenda Fleming-Willis, Vijon Marketing’s KC Ash, Komen board member Dede Hoffman and Prairie Farms’ Matt McClelland
Joe Jones is a common name, appropriate for an artist who spent his career championing the common man and woman. Joe Jones: Painter of the American Scene, on view Oct. 10 through Jan. 2 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, investigates how Jones’ work was influenced by his time in St. Louis, his passionate commitment to social causes and his staunch identification with the working class. Four years in the making, the show is curated by Andrew Walker, assistant director for curatorial affairs and curator of American art, and Janeen Turk, senior curatorial assistant.