Gardeners Gathering April 19

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present Gardeners Gathering Thursday, April 19 ‘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 how sixteen plants contributed to his development of design in plant community relationships and the importance of plants

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Creative Fencing

Although many landscapes have beautifully designed planting plans, creativity seems to be lacking when it comes to designing the fencing. We are used to seeing picket fences, stockade fences, split rail fences, and perhaps, even bentwood fences but why do those types of fences have to be the only ones we use? Why are the designs always vertical? And why

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Year of the Calibrachoa

Few types of plants have seen the rise to stardom that the Calibrachoa has. From the first plants trickling into the US market during the late 1980’s, to the first of the Japanese breeding which arrived as Million Bells® in the early 1990’s, things have exploded. They were such beautiful plants but, at first, they were fairly hard to grow.

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Superbena® Violet Ice Verbena

Superbena are the most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn’t need to be trimmed

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Help Wanted

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? We have gathered a list of available positions in and around the Kansas City metro in the green industry. Ben’s Lawn and Garden benslawnandgarden.com We are hiring for our Landscape teams for the 2018 season. If you love the outdoors and enjoy a workout, you should apply. Looking for experienced landscapers

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Plant A Row for the Hungry

What is Plant A Row for the Hungry? Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR), is a people-helping-people program aimed at feeding the hungry in communities across the country. Harvesters’ PAR program is a partnership with the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. Last year, Harvesters distributed more than 52 million pounds of food, including 17 million pounds of fresh

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