Select from among perfect autumn, natural decorations or pie pumpkins at a Wildwood spot that offers locally grown produce and plants amidst the beautiful countryside.
A short drive to Fahr Greenhouse in Wildwood down Missouri Route 100 and off Highway T/St. Alban's Road is like taking a mini-trip among some exotic hilly, wooded terrain. And the new benefit to this scenic trek, as of this week, is that locally grown pumpkins, gourds and florals are available there. Pat Bellrose, owner of Fahr Greenhouse, said this summer's drought stressed all plants, prompting local producers to leave pumpkins on the vine as long as they can. "We'll have local pumpkins, but they won't all be as big as they normally would be, he said this weekend. Bellrose said pumpkin selection will increase with each week this month. Every other day or so, he collects more from area growers. Fahr Greenhouse also offers corn stalks, …
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- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jo Beck
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Members of Wildwood’s new community garden, Wildwood Farms, hosted a second class in a speaker series organized by the associated Tuesday Club. Originally scheduled at the actual garden location, the meeting was held Saturday at the Wildwood parking garage, due to rainy weather. The guest speaker for the session, Pat Bellrose of Fahr Greenhouse, spoke mainly about garden pests and how to avoid them. Because this is such a complex topic, Bellrose advises gardeners to do their research so they will be successful at gardening. Many websites are devoted to gardening topics, he noted. “Here in Missouri, a great resource for home gardeners is the Missouri Extension website,” said Bellrose. The Kemper Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden also…