Viburnums – The Gardener’s Must-Have Plant

Viburnums – The Gardener’s Must-Have Plant

If you want to truly feel you have a place in the gardening world, you need to have viburnums. I feel like the landscape is not complete without at least 1 viburnum, either native or nonnative. Viburnums come in all shapes and sizes, with varying fruiting abilities and sun tolerances. Similar in variety to hydrangeas, […]

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Plant of the Week: Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’

Plant of the Week: Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’

Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’ is this week’s Plant of the Week. Viburnums come and go, but ‘Blue Muffin’ is a standout cultivar. Viburnum dentatum, the arrowwood viburnum, is native to North America. This shrub grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. It can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It can […]

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Watering Instructions

by Nadine Champlin, Landscape Designer Container Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers, and Perennials For new landscapes: First Week: Every day in extreme heat; every other day in cool weather Second Week: Every other day in extreme heat; two waterings a week in cool weather Third week: Water weekly unless we have good moisture (one inch or more). […]

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Plant of the Week: Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

Plant of the Week: Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

Alice oakleaf hydrangea is our Plant of the Week for the last week of June. Oakleaf hydrangeas are multi-season plants, with interesting attributes in all 4 seasons. Although they are native to the southeastern U.S., they are adaptable and grow almost everywhere. About Oakleaf Hydrangeas These hydrangeas have the best ability to adapt to environments […]

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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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