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  • August Gardening Calendar Week 1

    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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  • July Gardening Calendar Week 4

    Ornamentals Provide water in the garden for the birds, especially during dry weather. Remove infected leaves from roses. Pick up fallen leaves. Continue fungicidal sprays as needed. While spraying roses with fungicides, mix extra and spray hardy phlox to prevent...

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  • July Gardening Calendar Week 3

    Ornamentals Provide water in the garden for the birds, especially during dry weather. Remove infected leaves from roses. Pick up fallen leaves. Continue fungicidal sprays as needed. While spraying roses with fungicides, mix extra and spray hardy phlox to prevent...

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  • July Gardening Calendar Week 2

    Ornamentals Provide water in the garden for the birds, especially during dry weather. Remove infected leaves from roses. Pick up fallen leaves. Continue fungicidal sprays as needed. While spraying roses with fungicides, mix extra and spray hardy phlox to prevent...

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  • July Gardening Calendar Week 1

    Ornamentals Provide water in the garden for the birds, especially during dry weather. Remove infected leaves from roses. Pick up fallen leaves. Continue fungicidal sprays as needed. While spraying roses with fungicides, mix extra and spray hardy phlox to prevent...

    Continue Reading →
  • Garden Calendar Week 4

    June Week 4  Ornamentals Softwood cuttings can be taken from trees and shrubs as the spring flush of growth is beginning to mature. Continue spraying roses with a fungicide to prevent black spot disease. Tired of the same old foundation...

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  • Zucchinis: Not That Easy to Grow Anymore

      I like this article from K-State.  I know I have had issues growing zucchini and squash. By Dennis L. Patton, M.S., County Horticulture Agent, K-State Research and Extension/Johnson County As gardeners I am sure that somewhere along the way...

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  • Garden Calendar Week 3

    June Week 3  Ornamentals Plant tropical water lilies when water temperatures rise above 70 degrees. When night temperatures stay above 50 degrees, bring houseplants outdoors for the summer. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer after the first show of blooms is...

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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 with...

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  • Gardening Calendar June Week 1

    I have decided to change up the gardening calendar and give a week-by-week list vs. the whole month.  This way it is easier to accomplish this busy time of year in the garden. June Week 1 Ornamentals Deadhead bulbs and...

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