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Want More Native Plants in Your Garden?

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Want More Native Plants in Your Garden?
Want more native plants in your garden? Ever thought about propagating plants by air-layering or by cuttings? What on earth is a Kokedama? These questions and many others can be answered by using the Kemper Center’s feature called “Visual Guides”. There you’ll find over 100 gardening topics including plant selection, problem diagnosis, plus a whole lot more. Navigating the site is easy, even for the internet-challenged.  From the Gardening Help home page,  scr...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: native plants , gardening , plant selection , plant problems | Comments (0) | View Count: (2926)

What’s Your Favorite Garden Tool?

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What’s Your Favorite Garden Tool?
Gardeners from novice to professional know how valuable high-quality tools can be to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable.  It is always interesting to talk with the professionals and see what they use to groom and care for the beautiful gardens here at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  I interviewed some of the staff horticulturalists and other volunteer gardeners to get an idea of what favorite garden tool they use to get the job done.  Overwhelmingly they all answ...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: tools , staff picks , pruning | Comments (0) | View Count: (633)

Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat

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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat
In the years I’ve been at the reception desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, I have answered many gardening questions. The question that usually stumps me is ‘if it’s growing in my yard, why can’t I eat it?’ Of course, I did my research and found there are some plants growing in our yards that are edible. First of all, if you can’t identify the plant or haven't used a reputable book or website to identify a plant - don't eat it! Many common weeds a...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: edible weeds | Comments (0) | View Count: (1829)
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