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Perennials Category

  • Gardeners Gathering Thursday, April 19, 2018

    The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present ‘16 Together’, by Roy Diblik Perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author Roy Diblik is a recognized Perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author. Roy will discuss...

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  • New Bee Balm for the Garden

     ‘Leading Lady Plum’Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but ‘Leading Lady Plum’ leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more petite clump than other Bee Balm (like ‘Pardon My Purple’). She typically blooms from early...

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  • April Gardening Calendar

     Category     Week Activity       1 2 3 4    Ornamentals x x x x Study your landscape for gaps that could be nicely filled with bulbs. Mark these spots carefully and make a note to order bulbs next August.   x x x x Enjoy,...

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  • Rhubarb

    Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that can be a bit tricky to grow in Kansas. It is native to northern Asia (possibly Siberia) and so is adapted to cold winters and dry summers. However, it is susceptible to crown rot and should not be subjected to “wet...

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  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion, and Star-of-Bethlehem

    Wild garlic (Allium vineale) and wild onion (Allium canadense) are two closely related plants that can become weed problems in home lawns and landscapes. Though wild garlic and wild onion look much alike, each has an odor that is characterized by its...

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  • October Gardening Calendar

    Now that we are into cooler months and the gardening activities are slowing down I am going to to the calendar month by month.  Will resume week by week next spring.  Category Week Activity 1 2 3 4 Ornamentals x x x x Continue watering, especially...

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  • September Gardening Calendar Week 4

    Ornamentals Continue planting evergreens now. Except tulips, spring bulbs may be planted as soon as they are available. Tulips should be kept in a cool, dark place and planted in late October. Perennials, especially spring bloomers, can be divided...

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  • September Gardening Calendar Week 3

    Ornamentals Continue planting evergreens now. Cuttings of annuals can be taken now to provide vigorous plants for overwintering. Herbs such as parsley, rosemary, chives, thyme and marjoram can be dug from the garden and placed in pots now for growing...

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  • August Gardening Calendar Week 2

    Ornamentals Continue spraying roses that are susceptible to black spot and other fungus diseases. Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom. Deadhead annuals and perennials as...

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  • Garden Calendar June Week 2

    June Week 2 Ornamentals Plant tropical water lilies when water temperatures rise above 70 degrees. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer after the first show of blooms is past. Rhizomatous begonias are not just for shade. Many varieties, especially those...

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