Learn how to collect native plant seeds

Learn how to collect native plant seeds The KC WildLands Seed Team is looking for volunteers to learn how to collect native plant seeds in some of the area’s best native landscapes. In an effort to reduce large gatherings, KC WildLands will provide individuals with step-by-step guides and information on how, where and when to collect seeds to support the

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Former Kansas Forest Service leader honored by Arbor Day Foundation

Biles recognized for work that includes planting 2.5M trees in Kansas  MANHATTAN, Kan. – Larry Biles, the longtime state forester for the Kansas Forest Service who retired late last year, has received the Lifetime Stewardship Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.  According to a release from the foundation, the award honors an individual’s lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation.  Biles served as

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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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