At Prairie Star Flowers, K-State maintains a growing list of tried-and-true varieties that can handle whatever Kansas weather throws their way.
The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb will show you how to make the most of your dollars, while still enjoying a beautiful and productive garden.
Spring is in the air! Are you ready to get outside, grow some plants, and build something new? Learn how to transplant successfully. Take advantage of three free planting guides from K-State. Mix up an easy radish salad. Download free building plans and construct something new. Learn how to tell a rattlesnake from a kingsnake.…… Continue reading Get Ready for April 2016
Gardening in Kansas can be a very unique experience. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find information tailored to our somewhat unpredictable climate and growing conditions. Fortunately, K-State has filled the gap with a weekly newsletter packed with useful and timely information that gardeners of all stripes will appreciate. Whether you have a kitchen garden,…… Continue reading K-State Horticulture Newsletter
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…… Continue reading Gardens That Bloom
Gardening in Kansas is quite a bit different than gardening in most other states—and that can be both good and bad.
Fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants—it’s all here, along with a diverse array of natural gardening tips and techniques.
Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you out…… Continue reading 10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!
One of the main features of the recent local foods movement is a desire to connect farmers and consumers. On the one hand, many farmers want to share their practices with their customers, keeping them informed about agriculture. On the other hand, consumers want to learn more about how their food is produced. Among the…… Continue reading What is Community-Supported Agriculture?
Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.…… Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide