Emerald Ash Borer Found in Brown County Kansas

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Brown County Kansas

As many of you know, Brown County Kansas is the homeplace of Grimm’s Gardens. And because of that, anything important starts here first. Last week, a group of Kansas foresters, entomologists, and Doug Grimm met south of Hiawatha to look over some ash trees. And what did they find? Yes, they found emerald ash borer. […]

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Fruit Tree Guide – Growing Peaches

Fruit Tree Guide – Growing Peaches

There is almost nothing as wonderful as the taste of fresh, tree-ripened peaches on a warm afternoon. With the sweet juice running down your chin and the buzz of insects around, if you have not experienced this, then you need to plant some peach trees. Here in the Central Great Plains, peaches can be difficult […]

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Planting for Pollinators – April and May

Planting for Pollinators – April and May

For several years now, the trend has been on what to plant for pollinators. This is a two-sided question. What do you think of when planting for pollinators? Do you think about what plants pollinators are attracted to for nectar and pollen, or attracted to as a host plant? We need to think about both […]

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Trees for Arbor Day Foundation – Celebrating 50 Years

Trees for Arbor Day Foundation – Celebrating 50 Years

150 years ago, Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton. 50 Years ago, the Arbor Day Foundation was begun. And now, at the celebration of those 50 years, Grimm’s Gardens has become a big part of it all. Doug Grimm, the founder of Grimm’s Gardens, has worked another amazing tree partnership, this time with […]

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Plants for Winter Interest in the Garden

Plants for Winter Interest in the Garden

Now that winter is finally upon us, I like to look at my garden and think about the future. Right now, the snow is settled over the landscape, and I can see what looks good in it. Plants for winter interest are definitely needed. But we also want plants with multiple season interest. If we […]

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Guide to Picking a Shade Tree – Evergreen Trees

Guide to Picking a Shade Tree – Evergreen Trees

Picking an evergreen shade tree should not be difficult. But many people do not think of evergreens as shade trees. They are usually thought of as windbreak or specimen trees. We need to work around that misjudgment, and let gardeners know that evergreen trees can be for shade too. Before you ever decide which evergreen […]

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The Care of Trees – Planting Trees

The Care of Trees – Planting Trees

“Life is a shade better under a tree”. I mentioned this quote used by Grimm’s Gardens founder Doug Grimm in last week’s post on trees for autumn. Trees are amazing things; they provide us with shade, shelter, lumber, food, and much more. Planting and growing trees has been at the foundation of Grimm’s Gardens, and […]

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Coming Soon – Plant of the Week

Coming Soon – Plant of the Week

Starting in March, we will be showcasing a different plant of the week, each week until mid-November. Our team has picked from their favorite annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. We have also decided to showcase some of our best sellers and some award winners as well. I tried to format each week’s plant pick […]

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