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.