The Ohio Buckeye

The Ohio Buckeye

The Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) is not what most people think about when they think of spring in Kansas, or maybe anywhere. Most think of the bulbs of Holland, planted here or there in a landscape bed, or the redbuds of the oak-hickory woodlands of eastern Kansas. However, here in the northeast corner of the […]

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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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What is With All the Butterflies?!

What is With All the Butterflies?!

Recently, here in Northeast Kansas we were seemingly swarmed by millions of butterflies. Along nearly every road and blacktop surface, butterflies swooped and landed and were struck down by passing cars. No matter how many died, more took their place. I have been asked multiple times what kind of butterfly they are and where did […]

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