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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,  scroll down to “Advice, Tips, & Resources”.  The drop down bar will offer you choices.  One of which is “Visual Guides”.  From there, you can choose from an array of interesting gardening quick links with colorful photos.  It’s nice to be able to “see” what the pest and/or problem looks like when trying to diagnose that “thing” growing on your oak’s stem or leaf?

With color photos it’s also much easier to determine whether that bug crawling around on your rose is a beneficial insect or a pest?  These pictures can help you decide.

Though the Visual Guides are primarily dedicated to plant selection and gardening techniques, there are also some nature craft projects like creating a gourd birdhouse or evergreen holiday wreath and even a few tips on freezing herbs. 

Take a look at the Kemper Center’s “Visual Guides”, it may become a frequent favorite.

A good garden resource is the Advice, Tips and Resources  page found in Gardening Help. It has detailed information on gardening problems, plant suggestions, helpful hints, and FAQ.

Linda Harman, Kemper Horticulture Assistant

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