The Plant Finder - A Great Resource!



The Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT)  offers an online resource that I love: The Plant Finder. (Click on name for link)

Look up, view a photo and read about the over 6,800 plants which are growing or have been grown in their Kemper Center display gardens by scientific name, common name and/or selected plant characteristics.

TheWilliam T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening opened in 1991 and spreads out over 8.5 acres. There are 23 demonstration gardens filled with ideas for home gardeners. 
    • You can also call their Master Gardeners and get personalized answers to your specific gardening questions, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call (314) 577-5143.

    • Kemper Center Plant DoctorsBring in a sample of your sick plant and let the Master Gardeners at the Plant Doctor desk diagnose your problem and provide treatment recommendations. This is a walk-in service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Service is free with Garden admission. Try to include leaves and flowers representative of the entire plant.


    • Plastic Pot Recycling - Learn about the Garden's innovative program that turns discarded plastic gardening pots and trays into timbers for building retaining walls and more! Information on how to order is also found here.











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