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Visual Guide: Gourd Birdhouse Demo

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Visual Guide: Gourd Birdhouse Demo
The Kemper Center for Home Gardening is continuing the FREE Wednesday Morning Demonstrations. This year we are focusing on the Visual Guides on the Missouri Botanical Garden website.You must check out our new visual guide on ‘Creating a Gourd Birdhouse’.  Come and preview it with a teaser narrated slide show that is currently running on the upper level of the Kemper Center along with a display of information about gourds. The display is there for the months of October and Novemb...
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| Categories: Fall | Tags: gourd, bird, nature crafts | View Count: (1920)
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Butterflies Take Flight at Kemper

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Butterflies Take Flight at Kemper
You are invited to stop by the Kemper Center for Home Gardening to see the latest project my volunteers and I have put together for the ‘Native Milkweed for Monarchs’ display. It is part of our Visual Guide Demonstrations featured bi-monthly.We decided that cardstock would hold up the best because of the humidity from the plants. We chose oranges/yellows in theme with monarchs.  Our goal was for the butterflies to look like they were clustering and flying off the windows. I foun...
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| Categories: Summer | Tags: butterflies, nature crafts, visual guides | View Count: (1870)
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Mother Nature Did Most of the Work

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Mother Nature Did Most of the Work
Working at the Missouri Botanical Garden has proven to have many benefits but one of the best is being able to get out and walk this world-class garden on a regular basis.  The changing seasons brings a new perspective to the landscape and fall is assuredly one of our most beautiful in St. Louis.  While strolling near Henry Shaw’s mausoleum, I stopped to admire several very large bur oaks (Quercus macrocarpa) and the sea of unusual acorns they produce.  After collecting a fe...
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| Categories: Fall, Winter | Tags: Bur oak, hedgehog, nature crafts | View Count: (1978)
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