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The Orchids Are Ready To Strut Their Stuff

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The Orchids Are Ready To Strut Their Stuff
Each winter the Missouri Botanical Garden escorts its large collection of orchids from around the world out of their cozy greenhouse for all to enjoy. A stroll through the 2015 Orchid Show: Orchids and Their Pollinators promises to once again transport you to a tropical paradise where they show off their beautiful and bountiful blooms. The hobby of raising and growing orchids is a pastime that offers sweet rewards. A number of orchid species are easily grown in the home and have become quite pop...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: repotting , Orchids , indoor gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (736)

What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?

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What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?
My mom received an Amaryllis - Hippeastrum for the holidays. ‘What do I do with my Amaryllis now?’   Amaryllis is a popular holiday gift plant because the bulbs bloom large, showy flowers indoors and they are affordable. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  Amaryllis is tropical and need those same conditions to bloom again.  Here are a few tips: Amaryllis should be placed in a spot that is around 60 degrees F, filtered light with moist but not soakin...
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Candy Cane Mice

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Candy Cane Mice
Another DIY Holiday Decorating idea we've created here at the Kemper Center is Candy Cane Mice. It is a great project to do with kids and the volunteers seemed to have fun making them, as well. We thought it would be something the children would like while visiting the Kemper Center along with all the other holiday decorations. This also follows our theme: ‘Tall Tales: Anything with a Tale or a Tail." The pattern was found on marthastewart.com. Download the pattern and trace it onto a str...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Christmas , Mice , Decorations , Holidays | Comments (0) | View Count: (215)