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Visual Guide Updates –  Kemper Center for Home Gardening
Visiting the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, on the upper level is a display and slideshow featuring some of our ‘Visual Guides’ found on our website (www.gardeninghelp.org).  The guides we focused on this year were:      ‘Repotting Orchids’ – February and March      ‘Propagating Plants by Cuttings’ – April and May      ‘Native Missouri Milkweeds for Monarchs’ &nda...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: birds , allergies , visual guides , herbs , nature crafts , gourdaments , trees , shrubs , orchids , tomato | Comments (0) | View Count: (1328)

Crape Myrtles Have An Enjoyable Summer!

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Crape Myrtles Have An  Enjoyable Summer!
The heat may have subsided, but drought conditions continue in many areas.  Scores of trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants are experiencing drought and water stress and will need timely watering this fall in order to survive the winter that follows. Are there any plants that will tolerate and perhaps like hot, dry summers? A search on our Plant Finder page search yielded a total of two hundred eighteen results of deciduous shrubs for Zone 6 that will tolerate some drought.  Wh...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: crape myrtle , shrubs , heat | Comments (0) | View Count: (1962)

Summertime Color in the Limelight

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Summertime Color in  the Limelight
In addition to the display from some evergreens such as azaleas and rhododendron, we are most often accustomed to a magnificent springtime show of flowers from many deciduous shrubs.  There are others, however, that begin their great display in mid summer and extend that beauty well into the fall. While we have become accustomed to the extended summertime bloom of many of the crape myrtles, It’s hard not to notice the show being put on by a number of the Hydrangea paniculata s...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: hydrangea , shrubs , pruning | Comments (0) | View Count: (3818)
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