Top Annuals for Northeast Kansas Gardens

Over the last 8 years, I have been planting and evaluating annual flowers in public and private gardens in Northeast Kansas. While K-State has its Prairie Star flower list, I make my own conclusions based on weather, performance, durability, and pest tolerance. The following annual flowers are the best for Northeast Kansas gardens, in 8 […]

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Plants for Children’s Gardens

Plants for Children’s Gardens

For those of who both garden and have young children, we know what a delight it can be to see them exploring in the garden, finding snails or caterpillars or flowers. My son Luke, age 4, loves to touch and feel everything. This is how he learns and copes with the world around him. He […]

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Top Plants for Bees/Butterflies: June-July

Top Plants for Bees/Butterflies: June-July

Seems everywhere I go these days I hear about pollinator gardens, bee-friendly plants, and bee gardens. Everyone is finally getting into planting for bees and butterflies and not just to make their home look nice. Although it is easy to do both, have a nice looking landscape and have pollinator friendly gardens. So what pants […]

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Blooms For Butterflies

Blooms For Butterflies

It is late summer and butterflies are beginning their descent to more suitable wintering sites. Many butterflies move northward in the spring from overwintering sites and then the following generations return southward in the fall. Some of these species include Monarchs, Painted Lady’s, Sulphurs, Question Marks, Buckeyes, and Skippers. As these butterflies migrate southward, it […]

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