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Visual Guide: Gourd Birdhouse Demo

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Visual Guide: Gourd Birdhouse Demo
The Kemper Center for Home Gardening is continuing the FREE Wednesday Morning Demonstrations. This year we are focusing on the Visual Guides on the Missouri Botanical Garden website. You must check out our new visual guide on ‘Creating a Gourd Birdhouse’.  Come and preview it with a teaser narrated slide show that is currently running on the upper level of the Kemper Center along with a display of information about gourds. The display is there for the months of October and Nove...
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A Country Folk Art "Painting"

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A Country Folk Art
As you walk from Ridgway on your way to the Japanese Garden, you will see an amazing display in the center circle in front of the Kemper Center. A few of our Kemper Center horticulturist had a fantastic idea...take folk art paintings as inspiration for garden art. Dana and Tyler and their volunteers made a beautiful folk art garden display. An old plow and sickle bar mower are the focal points along with a farm wooden fence. Mounds of pansies Viola x wittrockiana and ornamental cabbage and kale...
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Edible Arrangements

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Edible Arrangements
When I hear about edible plants I think herbs....Wrong!  I have plants in my garden that I chose for their beautiful flowers. I wouldn’t have guessed you could eat them too. Borage – Borago officinalis. Borage blue flowers with silvery-green, cucumber flavored leaves.  Beneficial insects and humans find it hard to resist. Use the petals in cold drinks or to decorate ice cubes or just top a blueberry or blackberry dessert. Pot Marigolds – Calendula officinalis. An ol...
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