Love ’em & Leave ’em!

I recently read to articles on the timeliness of articles when pertaining to horticulture practices for homeowners. One was too late and the other was just in time. I hope this one is just in time as the weather is getting colder and the days shorter. Now that autumn is really here, w
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Spring is Coming to the Prairie

March first is here and spring is right around the corner. New, green shoots of the tulips and daffodils are starting to pop up in the cold, wet soil. Hyacinths and snowdrops are starting to show color. The buds on the maples and willows are swelling, just about to spread open with th
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Brrr! It is Getting Cold Outside!

With our first frost this year, also comes our first freeze here in Northeast Kansas. Normally there are a few weeks in between these events. Being a maintenance foreman gets me excited in the fall for the first hard freeze. A killing freeze that knocks down annuals, kills the tops of
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Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

Tulip mass around edge of bed.
One of my favorite parts of springtime is watching the spring bulbs suddenly appear and then flower.  There is nothing that says spring quite like a new crocus or tulip. This is the point where a little effort this fall will pay off huge dividends this spring.  I love cutting some blo
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Fall Garden Tips for an Easy Spring

  Crips autumn breezes and leaves beginning to change color have a mystical way of drawing us outside or to our windows to enjoy the season.  We are so blessed to be able to experience the dynamic changes that quietly happen all around.  Soon it will be winter and the ground cove
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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
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