Press Releases

These articles highlight the success of early Olivette in Bloom volunteers. We couldn't have done it
without these pioneers.

17 Jan 2005 Olivette is set to begin three-year project to restore tall-grass prairie

One day tall wild grasses bending in the wind, wildflowers, dragonflies and butterflies will greet the runners and dog owners who use the trails at Stacy Park, at Olive and Warson roads in Olivette.

The city's Parks and Beautification Committee will embark on Saturday on a three-year project to restore part of the park to tall-grass prairie. The committee will begin seeding two acres of the 35-acre park's northwest...  [Full Article]

 3 May 2003  Small Is Beautiful but Big is Good, Too, In the 2003 Great Garden Contest
  ...(3) PHOTO by JERRY NAUNHEIM JR. / POST-DISPATCH - Gardens done by a group are an important category in the Post-Dispatch Great Garden Contest. Last year's top winners were 30 volunteer gardeners with "Olivette in Bloom."...  [Full Article]
 29 June 2002 Inspired Effort
TO GARDEN as a group, members must get along. And the 30 or so volunteers with Olivette in Bloom do just that, even though their leader, Esther Pruett, says, "We found it's really hard for a committee to design a garden.

"We all discovered," she adds, "that we each have our favorite plants and other plants that we don't like as much."

But they've cooperated so well over the past two years that they brought home to Olivette a first-place prize in the 2002 Great Garden Contest's category of "best garden tended by a group."...  [Full Article]
22 June 2002 AND THE WINNERS ARE...

1st place Olivette in Bloom, led by Esther V. Pruett, Olivette...  [Full Article]