Kansas Gardener’s Garden June-July

Kansas Gardener’s Garden June-July

Here is the second part to the garden tour. enjoy the photos and comments!   Above you can see my driveway Border Garden. I had to put in this fence to keep visitors from parking too close to the edge of the drop off where the culvert it. I added some of my favorite rustic […]

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Garden Bones

Garden Bones

Just the other day I remarked to a colleague about his garden and how we designed gardens with the “bones” in mind. Garden bones of course, are not the bones of any animal, but the strong plants that hold the garden together through all seasons, when perennials have faded and annuals are put to rest […]

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6 Great Shrubs for Autumn Color

Fall is almost here and I am chomping at the bit to put in our autumn arrangements. My wife has been decorating for fall in the house and I will be adding all sorts of goodies to the porch and yard. Flags to go up, mums brought in, and pumpkins galore. In these last few […]

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A Stroll Through Jeryl’s Garden

A Stroll Through Jeryl’s Garden

Summer is far upon us now, and yet the gardens at Grimm’s are at their peak performance. Jeryl Grimm has a walk through her kitchen garden lined with annuals and some perennials for the enjoyment of her family and those who visit her. Around their house, Doug and Jeryl have planted many trees, shrubs, perennials, […]

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Renewal Pruning

Renewal Pruning

What is renewal pruning? Renewal pruning is referred to as rejuvenation pruning; the severe cutback of deciduous shrubs for a response of new, succulent growth. This is done to a number of shrubs to promote better health, prolonged life, and better fruiting and flowering of the plant. Rejuvenation is usually done in later winter or […]

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5 Tips for Autumn

The weather has been steadily getting cooler; the western portions of Kansas and Nebraska have had freeze warnings and even snow! It is time to prepare our gardens and yards for winter. Here are some great tips to get your autumn work going! Spend time with your kids! If you have kids, spending some quality […]

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Mums the Word

Mums the Word

Autumn is here! After spring, this is my favorite time of year. Hayrack rides, fall potlucks, the bounty of gardens spilling across the table, jelly making, and my family’s annual pumpkin carve party brings in the bounty of the autumnal season. And of course, chrysanthemums blooming! Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are a favorite part […]

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Birds are for the Bugs!

Birds are for the Bugs!

That first sweet bite of peach in the hot July sun, off of your own tree in your own yard, makes you wonder about the truly good things in life. For my family and I it was about a move 3 years ago to where we are now, bringing a plethora of landscape plants and […]

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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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