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Butterfly

Attracting Pollinators

With some pollinators being threatened by habitat loss, there is a renewed interest in creating beds and even whole gardens for them. There are several landscape plants can be used purely for there ornamental value but have the added benefit…

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Tomato

Growing Tomatoes

Here are a few tips for growing the best tomatoes. 1. Before planting, improve your soil by mixing Cotton Boll Compost into your existing soil. 2. Set the plant slightly deeper than the container. 3. Water with a starter solution…

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Hibiscus

Why Aren’t My Annuals Blooming

Annuals may not bloom for a variety of reasons. If your petunias or geraniums suddenly quit blooming, the first thing to check for is budworms. These small green caterpillars that will eat the blooms before the buds even open. Million bells…

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Clematis

Growing Clematis

Clematis are a beautiful plant to grow in your garden. They are an easy to grow flowering vine that is not too aggressive. With proper site selection and a little care, you will be treated to beautiful summer flowers for years…

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Crabapple Sargent

Trees for Small Spaces

Small spaces in the landscape create an extra challenge for gardeners and landscapers who want to plant a tree. Whether you're looking at a small front yard tree or a tiny ornamental by a front door, planting the correct tree…

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Seed Potatoes

Potato Planting Guide

When to Plant: Mid March – St. Patrick’s Day – is a traditional time to plant spring potatoes in KS, while early to mid-July is the time to plant for a fall harvest. Cutting and Preparing Seed: Select firm, solid…

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Asparagus

Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is a hardy perennial that will last for 30 years or more in the garden. Plant: Plant near the side or edge of the garden where it will not interfere with annual tillage. Prepare the soil thoroughly before planting,…

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Rhubarb

Planting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial crop grown for its red stalk that has an acid flavor. It is among the first vegetables ready for use in spring. Once established Rhubarb may last for many years. When to Plant: It is best established…

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Houseplant

Houseplant Care

While there are many types of houseplants, most of the most popular varieties require the same general care. Some exceptions that need special care include Orchids, African Violets, Air Plants, and Venus Flytraps. For most houseplants, bright, indirect light is…

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Air Plant

Air Plant Care

Air plants or Tillandsias are interesting plants which don't need soil to grow and are attractive for their low maintenance. They do have different requirements than most plants, however. While misting is helpful for them if they're in a dry…

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