Shade Gardening: Creation and Maintenance

Shade Gardening: Creation and Maintenance

Shade gardening is more than just an idea, it is a way of life for those living among the trees. When I first moved east from central Kansas, I had no idea that shade gardening would become such a big part of my everyday life. But after moving from town to town, my wife and […]

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Houseplants Easy to Grow – Top 10

Houseplants Easy to Grow – Top 10

If there is one thing that refuses to grow in my own house, it is houseplants. Because I live in a wooded landscape, with large roof eaves (4 foot), houseplants do not like me. And I will not change out the lighting in my home to grow them. But I have cared for them at […]

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How To Attract Insect Pollinators to Your Garden

How To Attract Insect Pollinators to Your Garden

Welcome to the new year! Last season was one of the busiest gardening seasons for many across the country, with many new gardeners. With all those new gardeners, came a plethora of questions about a wide range of gardening topics. I am going to kick off the new year with one of the most important […]

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12 Things Every Gardener Should Know

12 Things Every Gardener Should Know

You know the song… “and a partridge in a pear tree”. Well, I do not know about the partridge, but I would take the pear tree. Anyways, as 2020 comes to a close, I was thinking about all the gardening questions I answered through the year. And I have a list of the 12 most […]

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Growing Fruit – Problems of Stone Fruits

Growing Fruit – Problems of Stone Fruits

In the last blog I went over all the major problems of pome fruits in the Central Great Plains. Now I am ready to get on to something even juicier, the stone fruits. What are stone fruits? Stone fruits include fruits that have a centralized single seed, usually with a very hard shell or coating. […]

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Creating A Fruit Tree Guild to Improve Biodiversity

Creating A Fruit Tree Guild to Improve Biodiversity

When I was first approached to write on this subject, earlier in 2020, I admit, I really had no idea what a fruit tree guild was. However, once I looked into it, I discovered that I was aware of the concept, if not the actual idea. I have been planting my gardens for maximum biodiversity […]

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What are Nativars and are They Better?

What are Nativars and are They Better?

I have had very heated discussions over the use of nativars with my purest friends in the native plant community. They prefer to use only true from seed native plants in their gardens, but I think selected varieties can be combined with true natives. It is worth digging into. So, what are nativars? Nativar is […]

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Grimm’s Gardens 2020 – A Look Through the Gardens

Grimm’s Gardens 2020 – A Look Through the Gardens

Here at Grimm’s Gardens, I have had the pleasure to maintain and help re-imagine the gardens around the office, sales shed, and greenhouses for almost 10 years! Keeping these gardens and my client’s gardens beautiful is a task I willingly undertake each season. 2020 was a big year for Grimm’s, and not just because of […]

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