Garden Calendar

Garden Calendar: Try planting vertically in 2013
January 3, 2013
The new year is always a good time to think about doing something different in the garden or landscape — whether that means trying a new plant, a new tool or a new technique. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Give splitting trees a life-support system
December 27, 2012
Maybe you have a tree that is starting to split apart, or one that is still in good order but has some big branches hanging over the house that make you lose a little sleep when ice and wind are in the forecast.
Garden Calendar: Gifts to inspire gardening
December 20, 2012
In this season of gift-giving, I am often tempted to share my love of gardening with others in the form of plants, garden tools and miscellaneous garden accessories.
Garden Calendar: Terrariums create miniature environment
December 13, 2012
Building a terrarium is a fun activity for gardeners of all ages and is sure to cure the cabin fever that is setting in with the colder weather and short days.
Garden Calendar: What Douglas County Extension does
December 6, 2012
This week, I am taking a break from the garden to answer the question that I get asked more than any other: What is Extension? By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Grow gorgeous houseplants
November 22, 2012
While you are out shopping tomorrow or in the weeks to come, think about investing in something that will make your living and working spaces a little more enjoyable: an indoor plant. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Dig and store summer-flowering bulbs for winter
November 15, 2012
Elephant ears and canna lilies add a great tropical look to the garden with their broad and sometimes bright leaves, but Kansas winters are generally a little too much for them. Instead of leaving them outside to freeze, though, you can easily overwinter their bulbs in a dry basement, garage or a cool spot in your house. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Prepare now for a better garden next year
November 8, 2012
Spring might seem like a long way off, but preparation is everything when it comes to gardens — especially soil preparation. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Save seeds for next year’s garden
November 1, 2012
Collecting seeds from garden flowers is a simple task to get children into the garden or just for your own enjoyment. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: Plant pansies now for winter color
October 25, 2012
Pansies will brighten the landscape into the coldest days of winter and provide relief from the brown bleakness of the drying leaves and other landscape plants. They are also a nice addition to salads and other dishes. By Jennifer Smith
Garden Calendar: A new look at an old fruit
October 18, 2012
Besides the changing leaves, autumn brings a bounty of fruits and vegetables.
Garden Calendar: There’s still time for lawn renovation
October 11, 2012
Amidst the distractions of football, pumpkin patches and falling leaves, your lawn is crying for a little attention.
Garden Calendar: Insects, spiders coming in for winter
October 4, 2012
Boxelder bugs, red-shoulder bugs, roly polies and wolf spiders are this fall’s popular invaders.
Garden Calendar: Farm tour includes new participants
September 26, 2012
The Kaw Valley Farm Tour operates on a simple concept: It’s a self-guided tour that gives you a chance to meet people who have dedicated their lives to producing food, fiber and plants for the rest of us to enjoy.
Garden Calendar: Mums brighten up fall landscape
September 16, 2012
Fall is almost here, and with its arrival are all the things I love about the season: cool nights, football, pumpkins, lawn renovation and the glorious hues of chrysanthemums in my garden.