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Extensive Plant Research
Kansas State University has a horticulture research center just south of Wichita named the John C. Pair Horticultural Center.  Extensive plant research is done at the center.  In 2007 they established a National Elm Trial with 18 cultivars. All of th (More)
Central Kansas Market Grower & Vendor Workshop
Extension offices in Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Reno Counties and the Kansas Department of Agriculture will conduct the 2018 Central Kansas Market Grower a (More)
Winter Gardening?
Gardening inside in the winter!  Yes, there are ways to garden inside in the cold winter months in Kansas.   This idea is not so far-fetched if you consider growing selected citrus plants indoors. Most varieties of oranges and other citrus grown comm (More)
Extension Master Gardener Program
Do you have winter blues and miss your garden? If you have a passion for plants and the outdoors, consider joining the Extension Master Gardener Program. With this fun program you will receive a mini horticulture degree and be able to give back to yo (More)
Watering Houseplants
How do you water your houseplants?  Every day?  Each Tuesday?  Fill a coffee cup and give it to your plants every once in a while?  Houseplants are probably killed or injured more often by improper watering than by any other single factor. No general (More)
Protecting Your Plants from Winter Hazards
We have been lucky this year with beautiful fall days and above normal temperatures. However, the forecast for the next few weeks shows temperatures dropping and we could possibly be facing snow or ice. When picking an ice melt it is important to (More)
Feeding Birds in Winter
Winter weather is not only hard on people but can be a life and death struggle for birds. Though birds also require water and shelter, food is often the resource most lacking during cold weather. Many different bird food mixes are available because v (More)
Houseplants are Easy and Fun
Did you know? According to the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture, plants in the workplace reduce employee sick time by 14% and has been shown to increase happiness and productivity! Having a plant in your office or home is a great way to (More)
Fall Tree Color Variation
 Football and leaf fall make this time of year great!  Part of the allure of fall foliage is color variation. There are trees that tur (More)
Christmas Tree Fun Facts
I like talking and writing about trees! I hope you find this column both educational and interesting. Great Moments in Christmas Tree (More)
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