The Kansas Gardener’s Garden: October through December

The Kansas Gardener’s Garden: October through December

  I hope you had a Merry Christmas! This is the final installment on 2019 on the series of photos from my yard. Great things are coming in 2020, I hope you are ready for them!    The above flowers were all blooming in October and November. There are also some insects that were late […]

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5 Shrubs with Great Winter Interest

5 Shrubs with Great Winter Interest

Planning for winter interest is not a regular as it should be with landscape designers. Here in the Great Plains, we need to think more about 4 season interest, with our long winters (3 months). Gardeners especially begin to get cabin fever around mid-January, longing for the first greens of spring and the first flowers […]

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Winter Blooms

Winter Blooms

I asked my teenage daughter what she would want to read about if she were a gardener and her first response was: “What blooms in winter?” What does bloom in winter? In Kansas and areas north, very little to nothing at all. Winter is defined as a period of time between solstices, from December 20 […]

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