Incy, wincy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried... Read more
Is anyone else enjoying the fall colors like I am? I’m oohing and ahhing while driving. I’m seeing trees with two and... Read more
The holidays can get a little crowded in our homes, especially with uninvited guests. No, I'm not talking about the In-laws. I... Read more
“And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain.” I know, we’re in Kansas not... Read more
“Ambiance” — the special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment.
Ambiance is what makes us feel like we belong or want... Read more
Is it done yet? Can I eat it yet? What should it look like when it’s done?
Knowing when to harvest your garden... Read more
It’s getting to be that time of summer when we have to do a little housekeeping in the yard to finish the... Read more
Rain in July and August in Kansas! Who knew we would stay so green so deep into the summer. I’m grateful, and... Read more
Local Extension offices have been described as the go-to places when you have questions. Have you ever wondered where the agents at... Read more
Is summer beginning to bug you? If not, it will soon.
You put in all that hard work in the spring preparing... Read more
“I used to garden ‘by the seat of my pants.’ Now I know how and why. This is great!”
“Learning is fun again... Read more
If you have an ailing plant, a “mystery” plant, a pesky insect or weed, take advantage of the upcoming Sick Plant Clinic.... Read more
Welcome back! Apparently, my last article on problems with tomatoes didn’t scare you off. There is an old science fiction movie titled... Read more
This article is for tomato growers everywhere! Well, at least those in Kansas.
Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most... Read more
June 1 is typically a good deadline for having finished all of the spring planting. That is if the rain and mud... Read more
Are your cedar trees and junipers looking like they have been decorated for Christmas — except the colors are all wrong? Bright... Read more
It’s that time of year. Yes, we have to deal with it, like it or not. It’s time to control bagworms.
They are... Read more
I’m feeling it. I’m feeling it. My hands are itching to get down and dirty — in my garden, of course. What... Read more
Everything seems to have a history. Perennial garden design is no different.
In the 1890s, George Nicholson was the curator of the... Read more
A wise man once said, “Grow the roots and the plant will take care of itself.” What he meant was, if you... Read more
Just two days until spring. My gardening gloves are beckoning me, and my green thumbs are all but sprouting.
One of the... Read more
It sure seems like we have had a long winter, don’t you think? I am thankful for the sunshine and the warming... Read more
African violets have a fascinating background in African history. They come from Tanzania, a country whose name is derived by combining “Tanganyika”... Read more
Is anyone as antsy as me to see something growing and green? Winter does drag on, with very cold days and then... Read more
OK, die-hard gardeners, it’s time to get to work. We have been to all the garden shows. Catalogs have stuffed our mailboxes... Read more
“Gardening Goes to the Movies!” is this year’s theme for the 41st Kansas Garden Show. It’s not too late to join us... Read more
Kansas is a strange state. We have more humidity than we can stand in the summer, and winter is so dry we... Read more
In all the times I have been given roses, I have never been told to eat them. Wear them, arrange them, plant... Read more
Not far from where I used to live and along a highway is a wildflower patch. It isn’t large, maybe 10 feet... Read more
I’ve been very good this year. ..well, as good as can be expected. (Alright everybody… give me a break).
I want... Read more
I am going to amend your thinking just a bit, about mulching. I am sure you are aware of the benefits of... Read more
I love a warm fire in the fireplace on a cool autumn day. It’s time to make chili and cornbread, and plan... Read more