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Kemper Arts & Crafts for May

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for May
Here is the next group of art/craft demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening in May. 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 Facebook...
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Controlling Powdery Mildew

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Controlling Powdery Mildew
As a gardener living in St. Louis with wet springs and humid summers, you get use to pests, insects, disease and other problems. But the one problem that bothers me the most is powdery mildew. Crowded plants with poor air circulation, dampness and high humidity help encourage growth. Powdery mildew is a fungus that can overwinter in plant debris which produces spores in the spring. The spores are carried by wind, insects and splashing water. Some ways to control powdery mildew include: Choose h...
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Growing Citrus Indoors

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Growing Citrus Indoors
Have you ever thought how fun it would be to have your own lemon tree or an orange tree in your own home?  The flowers of citrus plants are delightfully fragrant, usually with thick snow white petals on flowers that pollenate, seemingly, like magic. We have been growing citrus trees, in pots, here at the Kemper Center for quite a few years now. We had a calamondin orange tree (Citrus x calamondin) for about five or six years. It was just a 6 inch cutting when we began. The fact that it wa...
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