2020 Year of the Lantana

Lantana has a rich history of being utilized in the garden for long-lasting, colorful blooms, superior heat tolerance and the ability to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Featuring clusters of bright colors, solid as well as multi-color, Lantana can be used in containers, landscaping and hanging baskets. In the 18th century, lantana was a popular greenhouse plant in Europe and breeding

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Do you know about the seed library?

Kansas City Public Library The Seed Library at the Ruiz Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (2107 W. Pennway St., Kansas City, MO 64108) offers patrons free flower and vegetable seeds and other resources for gardeners. The program allows patrons to “check out” vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their home gardens. All a patron needs is a

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2019 HOSTA OF THE YEAR

Hosta ‘Lakeside Paisley Print’ One of the very best hostas to come from Mary Chastain!  This stunning hosta produces heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins.  The narrow, creamy white markings in the center of the leaves shoot out from the cream colored petioles in a feathery pattern.  Its thick substanced leaves make the perfect background for the cream

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Salvia Wendy’s Wish

While dreaming about new plants for my perennial bed renovation, I scoured the internet and came across this beauty that attracts hummingbirds, from White Flower Farm. “In spring, our Director of Horticulture loves to plant this vigorous Australian selection next to his back porch. Each morning as he sits outside enjoying his coffee, he watches the hummingbirds savor the sweet

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