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Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers
If you are gifting or receiving Valentines flowers this year, follow these tips to keep them fresh. Keep the vase filled or floral foam soaked with warm water. Add fresh, warm water daily. If possible, recut stems by removing one to two inches w (More)
Navigating Through a Seed Catalog
Even though it may be cold and dreary outside, seed catalogs are starting to arrive! You can request catalogs for free from most seed suppliers. They are often shiny, colorful, and offer the latest high quality seeds. If you find the catalogs a bit o (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)
Forcing Bulbs in Winter
Bulbs made to flower at other than normal times are said to be forced. The practice of forcing is commonly used to flower daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, crocus and other spring bulbs during the winter. This is a fun activity to do in the winter, to cr (More)
Now is a Great Time to Design Your Landscape
You might not be thinking about your yard in the middle of winter, but January is a great time to design your landscape! Take some time to draw out your existing flower beds, trees, and shrubs. Then decide what you would like to change or add. K-Stat (More)
Keep Your Plants Safe This Winter
Kansas winters can be brutal. Our landscape plants will benefit from some added protection from those cold winter winds. Find out how to keep them safe with this article. More)
What to do with your Christmas Tree after the Holidays
After the holidays, many municipalities allow old Christmas trees to be placed curbside. Trees are then collected and ground up for mulch or burned. If you miss the designated date, or your trash collector doesn't accept trees, there are several opti (More)
Fall Color of Trees
Who doesn’t love fall colors? Part of the allure of fall foliage is color variation. There are trees that turn red, purple, yellow, orange and brown. Specific plant pigments determine individual colors. Foliage gets its normal green color from chl (More)
Fall Garden Clean-Up
You may be tempted to walk away from your garden after the first frost, but doing a simple clean up can greatly impact your garden next spring. It is important to get rid of leftover plant debris in annual flower beds and vegetable gardens to reduce (More)
Preserving Garden Tools
Now that the gardening season has come to an end, it’s time to tuck your tools away for the winter.  Hoes, shovels and other common garden tools often have wooden handles that can deteriorate over time. Storing tools in a protected location can slow (More)
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