Small Trees for Small Gardens

Small Trees for Small Gardens

There are many small trees that may fit into any sized garden, but are they better in small gardens? Small gardens may be defined as those that are on a small lot in town, or have a small amount of useable space. Or even a garden room that needs a small tree. Small trees fit […]

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Blooms on the Rise

Blooms on the Rise

Spring HAS finally come, and many trees and flowers are beginning to bloom. After waiting through snow and cold in April, we are going to have one great show of color, with many flowers blooming at the same time. Now is also a great time to plant strawberries and asparagus. For those who were wondering […]

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Spring is Coming to the Prairie

Spring is Coming to the Prairie

March first is here and spring is right around the corner. New, green shoots of the tulips and daffodils are starting to pop up in the cold, wet soil. Hyacinths and snowdrops are starting to show color. The buds on the maples and willows are swelling, just about to spread open with the first blooms […]

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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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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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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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