Jeanette & Mike Sage

  • LOCATION: south of Hermann, Missouri
  • Tended native gardens surrounding ridge-top house on large property
  • Vibrant mix of native perennials and flowering woody shrubs and small trees
  • Pollinator garden especially focused on host plants for butterflies
  • Outdoor patio overlooks gardens and surrounding woodland
  • Bush honeysuckle and other invasives have been cleared from much of the lot
  • 1 acre prairie on-site in early stages of development

Jeanette and Mike have been planting Sage Hill for pollinators in Gasconade County for seven years. They have prairie willows ,serviceberries, sumac, wahoos, milkweed, phlox, queen of the prairie, and many, many more. No pesticides or herbicides are used. They use black gold compost when planting and sometimes for top dressing. A small prairie across the road is in the second year of restoration.

Property access does involve traveling several miles of gravel roads which may be a bit challenging right after heavy rains.