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When Your Feet Hurt, You Hurt All Over

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When Your Feet Hurt, You Hurt All Over
There’s a saying that if your feet hurt, you hurt all over. Regardless if your feet are soggy wet or have sustained an injury you are going to “feel the pain” or at least be uncomfortable. If it is bad enough, you can’t stand up anymore. The same can be said for plants, including azaleas and rhododendron. The foot or “feet” of a plant is its root system. Not only does the root system support the plant, it is also the means by which the plant obtains its wate...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: azal , rhododendron , root rot , disease | Comments (0) | View Count: (533)

Kemper Arts & Crafts for September

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Kemper Arts & Crafts for September
Here is the next group of art and craft demonstrations at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening for September. They are offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for visitors (FREE admission Wednesday). Staff and volunteers are sharing 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 Facebo...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: jewelry , art , crafts , flowers | Comments (0) | View Count: (2348)
Impatiens for Shade Requires Patience and New Varieties
For many years impatiens, a.k.a. bizzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana), has been the annual of choice for the shade garden. All of that changed several years ago when the downy mildew of impatiens disease devastated this popular annual. Initially, only noticed in production greenhouses, the disease has since been found in commercial landscape plantings and could affect the home gardener as well.  Control of the disease is difficult at best and most fungicides offer protection rather than erad...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: impatiens , downy mildew , shade | Comments (0) | View Count: (1022)