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Is There A Doctor In The House?

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Is There A Doctor In The House?
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Plant Doctor? It is a very interesting and enjoyable job if you have a curious mind and an investigative nature.  The Kemper Center for Home Gardening has a Plant Doctor desk staffed with sharp and dedicated volunteers who are eager to help with any problem you may be experiencing in your yard.  Here is an opportunity for you to take a shot at being a ”Plant Doctor” and diagnosing a problem I noticed in my yard.  Read on and se...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: plant problems , voles , rose | Comments (0) | View Count: (538)

Kemper Arts & Crafts for April

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for April
Here is the next group of arts & crafts demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening in April. 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 or 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...
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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money

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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money
I like container gardening for several reasons: you can get really creative with plants; they are portable; easy to arrange in clusters or alone in your landscaping; and the containers can be decorative or plain, whichever you prefer. I personally grow my vegetables in containers then I can move them into the shade or sun to avoid problems. Potting soil gets expensive and since I have a lot of containers, I’m always looking for ways to save money. I found a basic recipe for soil in the Fa...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: soil , container gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (1015)