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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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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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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Seeds , transplants , recycling | Comments (0) | View Count: (1207)