Designing Autumn Containers

Designing Autumn Containers

With September just around the corner, now is a good time to begin planning your autumn containers. Planning should be done early to avoid rushing around at the last minute trying to find things. Plants Best for Autumn Containers When you are choosing plants for your containers, you need to find things that will survive […]

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Mums the Word

Mums the Word

Autumn is here! After spring, this is my favorite time of year. Hayrack rides, fall potlucks, the bounty of gardens spilling across the table, jelly making, and my family’s annual pumpkin carve party brings in the bounty of the autumnal season. And of course, chrysanthemums blooming! Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are a favorite part […]

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Leave those Leaves!

Leave those Leaves!

It is that time of year again, when leaves are falling from the trees and making a mess of your beautiful yard and gardens. They are littering up your sidewalks and drives,  and piling up in your window-wells. While they are beautiful in colors, providing a fun place to play for kids and adults alike, […]

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Plant Showcase: Deciduous Conifers for the Central Great Plains

Plant Showcase: Deciduous Conifers for the Central Great Plains

What is a conifer? A conifer is defined as a plant that produces naked seeds in cones or single naked seeds. We think of conifers with cones as pine, spruce, fir, juniper, yew, and arborvitae, but there are four deciduous conifers that we can grow in our region. An evergreen that loses its leaves, you […]

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How to Cut Garden Flowers for Floral Arrangements: Fall Floral Design

How to Cut Garden Flowers for Floral Arrangements: Fall Floral Design

Ever wonder how to use your landscape to create beautiful floral designs?  Follow the step by step guide in this second edition of How to Cut Garden Flowers for Floral Arrangements. (See first edition here) Materials: Vase Scissors Permission to cut plants in the landscape Water 6 or 7 stems of Miscanthus (Maidenhair) Grass 1 […]

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Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Color!

Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Color!

Fall is the Time to Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs!   Even as leaves begin to change color and our fall perennials are blooming best, we have to think about next year’s spring color. Spring flowering bulbs really gear me up for my late spring and summer gardening. They show me that even in early spring; […]

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