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Kemper Arts & Crafts for August

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for August
Here is the next group of art/craft demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening in August. They are offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for visitors (FREE admission Wednesday). Staff and volunteers have agreed to share their artistic talents. They will demonstrate their art/craft, answer questions and provide instructional handouts for visitors to try at home. Drop by anytime to watch our artists at work and get inspiration for yourself or for gifts. Check us out on our Faceb...
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The Tower Garden

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The Tower Garden
There are some new additions to the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. The St. Louis Master Gardeners purchased two Tower Gardens for the Center and they are up and operating. One is in the vegetable garden outside with pepper and tomato plants and the other is here in the upper level of the Kemper Center with herbs and flowers.  Missouri Botanical Garden is a learning garden so we try out the new products in order to pass it onto other visitors/gardeners. The Tower Garden us...
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Summer Is for the Birds

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Summer Is for the Birds
As I watch a pair of chipping sparrows make a nest in my patio hanging basket, I am reminded that summer is a great time to bird watch.  The long days in June, July and August provide an extended period of good light to watch birds especially since many species are more brilliantly colored during the summer months.  Birds are also nesting at this time which can make for intriguing observation of nest building behavior as well as incubation and rearing of hatchlings. I asked fellow Ma...
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