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Pet-Safe Gardening

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Pet-Safe Gardening
Recently, I’ve been trying to go totally organic in regards to my lawn and garden; fertilizer, weed control and insect control. Not only am I concerned with my own family’s safety but also my neighbors and their pets. We have lots of people walking their dogs, doing their dog thing. I’m sure some of my neighbors use pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers with harmful ingredients for pets and they don’t even know it. Many of the popular outdoor plants are even toxic but ...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: animals , dogs , cats , pesticides | Comments (0) | View Count: (575)

Kemper Arts & Crafts for June

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for June
Here is the next group of art/craft demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening in June. 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 Faceboo...
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If You Build It, They Will Come

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If You Build It, They Will Come
Many years ago when my girls were young we would go on frequent hikes through the many beautiful parks and nature sanctuaries that St. Louis has to offer.  They would collect a vast array of priceless finds from rocks, sticks and leaves to an extensive assortment of seed pods, bits of moss and an occasional cicada wing – which I wryly told them were fairy wings no longer in use.  At times the collection of precious ‘yard waste’ would become a little overwhelming. ...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: children , fairy garden | Comments (0) | View Count: (377)