Welcome ‘Mr. America’ Whitebud

Welcome ‘Mr. America’ Whitebud

New trees for Kansas and Kansas City landscapes have arrived at Grimm’s Gardens! As I mentioned earlier, Doug Grimm has developed a number of trees for the landscapes of the Central Great Plains region, from Nebraska City, NE to south Kansas City, KS and MO, from Marysville, KS to Maryville, MO.    The first tree […]

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KC Champion Trees: Trees for the Kansas City Region and Beyond

KC Champion Trees: Trees for the Kansas City Region and Beyond

Over the course of many years, Doug Grimm has been searching out, collecting, sampling, and developing new and native trees for his own corner of the world, here in Northeast Kansas. Though Doug has traveled the world over, he has been searching mostly for trees that can be grown in a very tough climate, Kansas.  […]

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Harbingers of Spring

Harbingers of Spring

The winter months can be trying for any gardener, both old and new. With long, darkened days, frigid temperatures, and snow-covered landscapes, there is sometimes little for the gardener to do. We watch the birds, look through seed catalogs, and read. Looking forward to the first flowers of spring is a wait we can hardly […]

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Spring Bloom

Spring Bloom

Mid-Spring brings forth an eruption of color on all sides, from trees, shrubs, and perennials! Everywhere you turn there is a cacophony of color to enrich your life. Many of the best blooming plants in early to mid-spring are ephemerals and understory plants. Spring ephemerals are plants that bloom early, set seed, and die down […]

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Redbuds in Northeast Kansas

Redbuds in Northeast Kansas

The soft creep of green across the landscape has begun here in northeast Kansas. Along with it comes a flush of gentle colors among the trees and shrubs-the fluffy whites of flowering pear, American plum, and old fashioned spirea, the brilliant reds of quince, and the lavender hues of the redbud. Of all these, redbuds […]

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