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Holiday Tree at Kemper Center

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Holiday Tree at Kemper Center
The Kemper Center for Home Gardening is all decked out in its finest holiday decorations! This year’s theme is a “Victorian Christmas” so you will see wonderful creations made from materials used in the 1800s such as pinecones, dried and fresh flowers, fruit, pages from ladies magazines, fabric, doilies, and candles. Since origami was a theme used throughout the year, we made origami stars and snowflakes along with felt cardinal birds for a pop of color and pinecones with cryst...
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Put A Little Spring In Your Step

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Put A Little Spring In Your Step
This is the time of year that we gardeners start to get “ants in our pants.”  It’s too early to do much of anything outside and still way too cold anyway.  Winter walks can be very satisfying but if you need to get a quick gardening fix this time of year why not try winter sowing.  Winter sowing is an easy germination method that starts many types of seedlings for just pennies and provides a fun gardening activity when few others can be done. During winter seed...
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Kemper Arts & Crafts Wednesdays

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Kemper Arts & Crafts Wednesdays
There is something new happening at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. Beginning Wednesday, March 4th, there will be an arts & craft drop-in demonstration between 10 a.m. to noon. Just drop-in any time between these hours to see the artist in action in our center atrium. These will be offered every Wednesday to all visitors (FREE admission Wednesday) through December, 2015. Staff and volunteers will share their artistic talents, demonstrate their craft, answer questions and...
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