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How to Get Rid of Those Pesky (Brown Marmorated) Stink Bugs in Your House
In Fall and Spring people will sometimes find oval-shaped, brownish flying insects in their house, insects that can be up to ¾” long with a “shield” on their backs, brown and white banding along the edges of the abdomen and antennae, and a pale underside. They emit an offensive odor when threatened. Chances are excellent these insects are the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug that either have come into the house searching for warmth and light or are looking for a way to ex...
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The Joy of Ornamental Grasses

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The Joy of Ornamental Grasses
Fall is a wonderful time for ornamental grasses. One that has drawn attention at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening all summer has been Pennisetum 'Tift 10' FIRST KNIGHT. Its dark purple foliage is almost black and is striking by itself or in combination with other plants. It is not winter hardy in St. Louis but can be grown as an annual where it will grow 4-6 feet tall by the end of summer. In zones 7-11 it is perennial. It was the result of a planned breeding program at the University of Geo...
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Saving Money – Can You Dig It?

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Saving Money – Can You Dig It?
If you plant tender bulbs such as cannas, dahlias and elephant ears, you know replacing them annually can get expensive for those of us who live in zones where they don’t survive the winter.  Now is the time to put a reminder on your calendar to plan digging and storing your favorites for use next year.  Not only will you save money but you will be rewarded with larger, hardier plants.  Many tender bulbs multiply rapidly and can also be divided at this time and used or share...
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