In the Garden: Tips for June

In the Garden: Tips for June

June is the start of summer vacation, when America’s kids come to the garden to play, to romp, to enjoy life! June can be a very rewarding month for all of us, with strawberries ripening and cherries red, ripe, and plump. It can also stress us gardeners out, as it is the “last” good month […]

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9 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

9 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

The following shrubs are just a small group of many shrubs that work very well in shade gardens. However, these I would call pollinator powerhouses. 8 of them are native to North America and are beneficial to a wide range of pollinators and butterfly/moth larvae. Enjoy!   Hydrangea quercifolia, better known as Oakleaf hydrangea, is […]

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8 Tips for February in the Garden

8 Tips for February in the Garden

The cold usually increases in February before decreasing in March and the coming of spring. Follow these 8 tips when looking for something to do in February, and be sure to dress for the weather! When the weather is clear, check stone fruits (peach, cherry, apricot, plum) for black knot formations on branches. Prune these […]

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January Tips & Tricks for the Landscape

January Tips & Tricks for the Landscape

2020 is right around the corner and January weather is headed our way. Here in Northeast Kansas I am already eagerly awaiting the first spring flowers of March. However, there are things to do in the yard and garden and greenhouse before we get out of January follow these tips and tricks now to make […]

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Best Border Plants for Your Garden

Best Border Plants for Your Garden

Now that fall is here and plants are on sale across the nursery, remember Grimm’s Pink Flag Sale, we can talk about how to put in borders along your garden beds. Over the years, I have experimented with many different plants for borders, from groundcovers to squatty perennials to annuals. I like to use the […]

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10 Tips for a Great Spring

10 Tips for a Great Spring

Spring is right around the corner! Even though we have had a long winter, and it is not over yet with more snow forecasted, spring is definitely coming. I have been watching the geese flying northward, bluebirds coming back into my yard, and the smell. Oh, the smell of spring in the winds. Now that […]

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9 Steps to a Pollinator Paradise

9 Steps to a Pollinator Paradise

I get a lot of questions, both here and from others about pollinators and pollinator gardens. What I say seems simple enough, most gardens are already geared for pollinators, because people like lots of flowers. Despite reports, there are very few flowers that are not attractive to insects. What I do know for sure, is […]

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