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How to Get Rid of Those Pesky (Brown Marmorated) Stink Bugs in Your House
In Fall and Spring people will sometimes find oval-shaped, brownish flying insects in their house, insects that can be up to ¾” long with a “shield” on their backs, brown and white banding along the edges of the abdomen and antennae, and a pale underside. They emit an offensive odor when threatened. Chances are excellent these insects are the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug that either have come into the house searching for warmth and light or are looking for a way to ex...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: brown marmorated stink bug , indoor pests , insect control | Comments (0) | View Count: (223)

The Joy of Ornamental Grasses

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The Joy of Ornamental Grasses
Fall is a wonderful time for ornamental grasses. One that has drawn attention at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening all summer has been Pennisetum 'Tift 10' FIRST KNIGHT. Its dark purple foliage is almost black and is striking by itself or in combination with other plants. It is not winter hardy in St. Louis but can be grown as an annual where it will grow 4-6 feet tall by the end of summer. In zones 7-11 it is perennial. It was the result of a planned breeding program at the University of Geo...
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Grow A Conversation Piece

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Grow A Conversation Piece
Growing tropical plants on the patio during the summer is a one of the more rewarding experiences that comes from enduring our sweltering St. Louis heat and humidity. There are an abundance of colorful, exotic plants available to choose from and growing in containers is one of the most versatile ways to bring beautiful tropical blooms to your landscape. If you are looking for a big, bold, magnificent plant that looks amazing on a summer patio then try growing a tropical called angel&rsqu...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: Brugmansia , Angel's trumpet , container plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (535)
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