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Edible Arrangements

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Edible Arrangements
When I hear about edible plants I think herbs....Wrong!  I have plants in my garden that I chose for their beautiful flowers. I wouldn’t have guessed you could eat them too. Borage – Borago officinalis. Borage blue flowers with silvery-green, cucumber flavored leaves.  Beneficial insects and humans find it hard to resist. Use the petals in cold drinks or to decorate ice cubes or just top a blueberry or blackberry dessert. Pot Marigolds – Calendula officinalis. An ol...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: edible flowers | Comments (0) | View Count: (1081)

What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?

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What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?
Kemper Center for Home Gardening is continuing the FREE Wednesday Morning Demonstrations focusing on the Visual Guides on the Missouri Botanical Garden website. For August and September we are featuring Visual Guides on tomato problems:  Tomato Foliage Problems,  Tomato Fruit Problems and Top 10 Problems of Tomatoes. On the last Wednesday of August and September you will see examples and pictures of tomato problems, fruit and plant anatomy and nutrient problems. Drop in anytime betwe...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: tomato , plant problems , visual guides , demonstration | Comments (0) | View Count: (2555)

Succulent Mania

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Succulent Mania
I’ll have to admit that I’m completely enchanted when I gaze into a sea of succulents at the garden center.  These plants first cast their spell on me many years ago but no plant variety has come bursting back on the scene in recent years quite like succulents.  Once a niche plant, you can now find succulents used everywhere, from office buildings to home gardens.  There are many reasons why the succulent has become such a popular plant.  First, they are extremely...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: succulents , container plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (2168)
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