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Want More Native Plants in Your Garden?

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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,  scr...
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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat

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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat
In the years I’ve been at the reception desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, I have answered many gardening questions. The question that usually stumps me is ‘if it’s growing in my yard, why can’t I eat it?’ Of course, I did my research and found there are some plants growing in our yards that are edible. First of all, if you can’t identify the plant or haven't used a reputable book or website to identify a plant - don't eat it! Many common weeds a...
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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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