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Impatiens for Shade Requires Patience and New Varieties
For many years impatiens, a.k.a. bizzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana), has been the annual of choice for the shade garden. All of that changed several years ago when the downy mildew of impatiens disease devastated this popular annual. Initially, only noticed in production greenhouses, the disease has since been found in commercial landscape plantings and could affect the home gardener as well.  Control of the disease is difficult at best and most fungicides offer protection rather than erad...
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Kemper Arts & Crafts for August

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for August
Here is the next group of art/craft demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening in August. 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 Faceb...
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The Tower Garden

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The Tower Garden
There are some new additions to the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. The St. Louis Master Gardeners purchased two Tower Gardens for the Center and they are up and operating. One is in the vegetable garden outside with pepper and tomato plants and the other is here in the upper level of the Kemper Center with herbs and flowers.  Missouri Botanical Garden is a learning garden so we try out the new products in order to pass it onto other visitors/gardeners. The Tower Garden us...
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