Bellflowers for Your Garden

Bellflowers for Your Garden

In many parts of the country and even in other countries, many plants have been trialed and tested by gardeners and horticulturalists alike. However, here in the central Great Plains, many nurseries and gardeners take for granted our own unique growing situation and use plant recommendations that may not belong to us. With extreme temperature […]

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Lovely Lobelias

Lovely Lobelias

I love the different kinds of plants you can find across the Great Plains. There are whole genuses stacked full of exceptional plants for both native and landscaped areas.  One of my favorites is the lobelia genus. Here in Northeast Kansas, I can find 2 of 3 great species growing in completely different areas.   […]

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Western Soapberry

Western Soapberry

The western soapberry tree (Sapindus drummondii) is a great medium sized tree for dry areas. Native to the southern U.S., mainly Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, as well as Mexico, this tree produces berries that can be used for soap.  The soapberry tree has small, round fruit which contain the a poisonous chemical called saponin, which […]

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