Hanging baskets and containers are used by almost every gardener I know to decorate porches, decks, and other outdoor landscape areas. Any container requires specialized care to ensure the flowers … Continue reading Keep container flowers going strong
Of all the pests that tend to be worrisome to those who love the outdoors, ticks often top the list. Tick season has really ramped up quickly in May and … Continue reading Tick season is here, take precautions
It is often helpful to set many houseplants outside for the summer so they can recover from the low light levels endured during the winter months. As soon as night … Continue reading Moving houseplants outside for the summer
By the month of May we expect to see our trees and shrubs fully leafing out and beginning to grow. But this year there have been many reports of various … Continue reading Tree and shrub winter injury
Arbor Day is a perfect time to promote tree planting and the benefits of trees in our communities. Trees provide many benefits to our farms, homes, and cities that we … Continue reading Tree planting tips for success
How To Protect Your Garden Water the soil thoroughly – wet soils hold heat better than dry soils. Move containers or unplanted plants indoors or in an attached garage that … Continue reading Protecting plants from spring freezes
With the Kansas weather fluctuating between warm and cold temperatures lately, gardeners wonder what exactly what we can expect for our plants. Kansas is well-known for extreme weather, both hot … Continue reading Spring time or not?
Pruning is an important practice on roses. Proper pruning will keep roses vigorous and will encourage more flower production. In general, the best time to prune roses here in Central … Continue reading Prune roses for better flowering