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Growing Seasons: Kansas State University Gardens

Seasonal tips, garden connections

DSC_0001 (2)January in the Midwest:
(from K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Healthy Yards – Communities)

  • Peruse seed catalogs and prepare your seed order
  • Start seeds throughout the winter, depending on growing requirements
  • Water fall-planted perennials, trees and shrubs to prevent dry soil conditions
  • Avoid walking on frozen lawns. It may injure the grass
  • Scatter snow instead of piling it up on the lawn next to drives and walks
  • Gently brush heavy snow from tree and shrub limbs to reduce damage


Upcoming events:

  • Friends of The Gardens Bus Tour to Ward Meade Gardens, Topeka: April 12 (tentative)
  • All-university Open House: April 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Garden Party: June 10, 6¬†– 9 p.m.


Garden connections:

Visit The Gardens online at www.k-state.edu/gardens/.

The Gardens are open:
Dawn to midnight, Sunday through Saturday, March through November.

The Quinlan Visitor Center is open:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Admission and parking is free.

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