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Find Henry

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Find Henry
The Kemper Center holiday tree will be up the first week in December. Come by and see the decorations that were made by our staff and volunteers. Hopefully, it will inspire your holiday decorating. Don’t forget to bid on the Gourdaments and/or Vote for your favorite. Our holiday sleigh will be available for your yearly family photos, make sure to bring your cameras. A new fun activity at the Kemper Center this year is ‘Where is Henry?’.  Find where Henry Shaw is hiding a...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Henry Shaw , I spy , Holidays | Comments (0) | View Count: (208)

Decorating for the Holidays with Natural Materials

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Decorating  for the Holidays with Natural Materials
I was given the task of decorating the Kemper Center for the holidays this year. I love to decorate my house, but decorating the Kemper Center is an especially unique task, as we use all natural materials. Flowers are cut, air dried and made into small bouquets and, of course, our tree is adorned with gourds that staff and volunteers decorate every year. This year I thought I might try something different: bring in colors, low-maintenance projects and give visitors ideas for their own holiday de...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Holdays , Chirstmas , Osage orange , cinnamon | Comments (0) | View Count: (579)

Fall Planting for Spring Blooms

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Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Can you believe it is time to plant bulbs for spring flowers? It is exciting seeing that first flower in spring but it takes time to get there. Spring blooming bulbs start growing almost immediately after they are planted. They send down roots in the fall and continue growing throughout the winter. It is so important to get them off to a good start. Choose a spot that will get plenty of sunshine in the spring. Add organic matter and some bulb food or bone meal, at planting time. Make sure you ke...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fall planting , bulb , spring bulbs | Comments (0) | View Count: (1074)
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