Rural Missouri - May 2013 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features Departments 4 8 5 8 Missouri Snapshots contest Enter our third-annual amateur photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks 14 The family that drills together Where bluegrass grows Whether on stage, in the studio or in the workshop, Jerry Rosa breathes bluegrass 28 26 Hearth and Home Make mine beef 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 22 38 Marketplace Classified ads 40 Neighbors Cabin fever Veggies and vision The roots of community-supported agriculture run deep at Fair Share Farm 30 18 Out of the Way Eats Stefanina’s 24 Outdoors Out in the bush Quality water has been the goal of Schroepfer Well Drilling for 60 years 22 Columns Hart to heart Chronicle of the corncob pipe Missouri Meerschaum Co. remains the nation’s first and only producer of the famous pipes 10 Comments National and statewide news 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Vertical gardening Grow vegetables and other edibles using the third dimension 28 About our cover W hile there are several beautiful public gardens located across Missouri, one of the best can be found at an unlikely place: A. B. Chance Co., home of Chance Gardens in Centralia. The garden is a horticultural attraction built in 1936 by Albert Bishop Chance as a gift to the community for supporting his business, A. B. Chance Co., through the years. A trip he and his wife took around the world nearly 10 years before inspired the gardens. There’s an oriental influence in the harmony the garden offers, with its wood, water, rocks, trees, shrubs and flower choices. A pergola, stone arch and rock grotto are among the many attractions that draw visitors to the serene garden, which sits on half of the block adjacent to Centralia’s Historical Society Museum, once A. B. Chance’s home. Early morning seems to be the perfect time to sit on one of Cover and photo at left by Heather Berry. the large rocks that edge a trickling brook under the shade of trees by the small bridge in the grounds. Even young visitors, such as those on our cover, are drawn to the water feature in this charming, well-kept garden. Across the street from the original Chance Garden sits a beautiful 1995 addition. This rose garden complements the architecture of the Chance’s 1904 Queen Ann-style home. From May to November, the rose garden is ablaze with the blooms of more than 400 different varieties of roses, as seen at the left. Not surprisingly, both small gardens entice thousands of visitors to the central Missouri town each year. The gardens are located at 319 E. Sneed St. in Centralia and are open to the public from morning until dark each day. There’s no charge to visit the gardens. For more information, go to or call 573-682-5711. To order prints of the photo at left, call 866-962-1191 or visit MAY 2013 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - May 2013

Rural Missouri - May 2013
Table of Contents
Chronicle of the corncob pipe
Missouri Snapshots contest
The family that drills together
Out of the Way Eats
Where bluegrass grows
Hearth and Home
Veggies and vision
Vertical gardening
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - May 2013