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  • Become a Master Gardener!

    Master Gardeners and Garden ‘N Grow Participants It is time to steer our friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, and any other people you know who are interested in gardening to the Master Gardener Volunteer Training! We are accepting applications...

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  • Don’t prune mid-March through June

    MO Tree Health News: March 9, 2016It's time to stop pruning oak trees! Remember the rule for oaks, “Don’t prune mid-March through June”. Oaks become more susceptible to oak wilt a couple weeks before budbreak occurs in the spring. Fresh wounds...

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  • Dividing Peonies

    Peonies are a favorite perennial of gardeners because of their beauty and low maintenance. In Kansas, peonies provide a beautiful display of flowers each spring before Memorial Day. Though peonies can be left in place indefinitely, many gardeners wish...

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  • Edible of the Month: Basil

    Starting basil from seed allows you to grow lots of plants for little cost. Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs and is used in cooking around the world. It is very symbolic and has a rich history. In India, where it originated, basil...

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  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard

    Fruit trees benefit from fertilization around the bloom period, but the amount needed varies with the age of the tree. Normally, trees primarily need nitrogen, so the recommendations are for a high nitrogen fertilizer such as a 27-3-3, 29-5-4, 30-3-3...

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  • Starting Tomatoes Early

    If you would like to have your tomato plants produce earlier in the year, there are certain things to keep in mind. Most people who try to get a jump on the season set their tomatoes out early and hope they do well. However, that is often not a good...

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  • Starting Tomatoes Indoors

      Is it time? Can I start my tomato seeds yet? We're all eager for spring, but starting your tomato seeds too early is a bad idea. You don't want to end up with leggy, weak seedlings do you? Follow these steps for a crop of strong, bushy tomato...

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  • Edible of the Month: Peas

    Peas are not only tasty, they look beautiful grown next to colorful flowers such as this amaranth. Fresh peas are a treat. They are one of the earliest crops ready for harvest in spring, and are prized because fresh peas are rarely found in grocery...

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  • EAB found in White Fringe Trees in Ohio with high pest populations

    White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) has been found attacked by emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) by Don Cipollini, a professor at Wright State University in Ohio Details A larval specimen and a partial adult specimen extracted...

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  • Gardeners’ Gathering October 16th.

    Thursday October 16, 2014 The Land Institute-Internationally Famous and Locally Obscure The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present: “The Land Institute-Internationally Famous and Locally Obscure” Thursday October 16, 2014, 6:30 pm with featured...

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