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Growing Citrus Indoors

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Growing Citrus Indoors
Have you ever thought how fun it would be to have your own lemon tree or an orange tree in your own home?  The flowers of citrus plants are delightfully fragrant, usually with thick snow white petals on flowers that pollenate, seemingly, like magic. We have been growing citrus trees, in pots, here at the Kemper Center for quite a few years now. We had a calamondin orange tree (Citrus x calamondin) for about five or six years. It was just a 6 inch cutting when we began. The fact that it wa...
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How to Make an Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden

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How to Make an Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden
Last summer at the Kemper Center, we showed visitors how to plant and care for an Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden. All of our displays are here to show how the same gardens can be done at your own homes. This year we wanted to try something different: Hydroponics. Follow the link to information on "How to Make a Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden." Have fun! Debbie Kirkpatrick, Kemper Horticulture Assistant
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How to Start a Guppie Bowl

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How to Start a Guppie Bowl
In the east window of the Kemper Center you'll notice a fish-safe ceramic bowl that we have set up with water plants and veil-tail guppies; our "Guppie Bowl." Veil-tail guppies are tiny fish (the largest we have here are about an inch or so long).    The “Guppie Bowl” is a sample of a small water garden that is a good learning tool for kids. Without the aid of an electric pump or added chemicals, the plants produce oxygen, use carbon dioxide and keep the water clean ...
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