Gardens That Bloom

Gardens That Bloom

Flowers and ornamental plants can sometimes be challenging to grow in Kansas.  Fortunately, the Johnson County Extension Office maintains Gardens That Bloom, an online guide to ornamental plants.

This guide is based on the research carried out in K-State Research and Extension demonstration gardens, particularly the Monet Garden at Overland Park Arboretum.

Each plant listing provides information that gardeners need to know:

  • Plant height and spread.
  • Sun, water, and soil preferences.
  • Best time to plant.
  • When to expect blooms.
  • Unique characteristics.
  • Special care requirements.

If you love growing flowers and other ornamental plants, you may want to bookmark Gardens That Bloom.  It offers a concise summary of what you will need to know to keep your garden healthy.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.