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A Country Folk Art "Painting"

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A Country Folk Art

As you walk from Ridgway on your way to the Japanese Garden, you will see an amazing display in the center circle in front of the Kemper Center. A few of our Kemper Center horticulturist had a fantastic idea...take folk art paintings as inspiration for garden art.

Dana and Tyler and their volunteers made a beautiful folk art garden display. An old plow and sickle bar mower are the focal points along with a farm wooden fence. Mounds of pansies Viola x wittrockiana and ornamental cabbage and kale Brassica oleracea are the farms rolling hills and also planted in rows where the field was plowed to plant crops. Along the wooden fence, ornamental millet Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Baron', is the corn field. Clusters of pumpkins for the pumpkin patch and mums border their work of art.

Stop in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening to view our plant display windows, speak with the Plant Doctor, take a look at the indoor bee hive or just pick up a map to tour the 23 gardens around the Kemper Center.

We have very talented staff and volunteers working here at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Who knows what you may see on your next visit!

A good resource for garden pests is the Advice, Tips and Resources  page found in Gardening Help. It has detailed information on all the pests that might decide to visit your garden.

Debbie Kirkpatrick, Kemper Horticulture Assistant

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