Plant of the Week: Columbine

Plant of the Week: Columbine

Columbines are early spring flowers, sending up their ruffled leaves at the same time as the daffodils. Columbines come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and bloom times. They are a member of the buttercup family and are a great plant for pollinators. About Columbine Our native Red columbine is Aquilegia canadensis. It can […]

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Creating a Butterfly Garden

Creating a Butterfly Garden

by Nadine Champlin, Landscape Designer, Owner of Prairie Place Designs, Sabetha, KS Design Consultant for Grimm’s Gardens,  Hiawatha, KS Why have a butterfly garden? A Native American legend tells us:  “If you have a secret wish, find a butterfly and whisper your wish to it.  When you release the butterfly it will carry your wish […]

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In the Garden: Tips for April

In the Garden: Tips for April

Welcome to another spring in the garden! April is right around the corner and I have some tips for you. April is when the world around us erupts in colors of pinks, whites, lavenders, and light greens as flowers bloom and leaves push forth. Use these tips to get ahead of the game. Annuals Prepare […]

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Caring for Roses

Caring for Roses

Caring for roses can be tricky, but worth the effort. Roses are the gardener’s flower, and have been since ancient times. They entice us with their fragrance, their aroma, their beauty, and their ability to grow in nearly every corner of the world. Even in the cold regions of Canada you can find wild roses […]

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Plant of the Week: Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

Plant of the Week: Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

Emerald Blue creeping phlox is this week’s Plant of the Week. Creeping phlox is a low-growing, perennial groundcover, that is semi-evergreen in mild winters. Surprisingly, it grows only 6 inches tall, including the blooms. The leaves of this tiny groundcover are narrow and dark green. It can be rather pointy when you are planting or […]

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