Seed starting

Planning this year’s garden: Time to start seeding cool-season crops indoors K-State horticulturalists recommend using a planting calendar. MANHATTAN, Kan. – A few abnormally warm winter days might have gardeners thinking ahead for next spring’s planting. Planning now isn’t premature, however, because most cool-season crops should be started from seed in early February. Don’t be alarmed, it’s not too late.

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2016 Year of the Delphinium

2016 Year of the Delphinium Delphinium is a perennial favorite as the tall spikes of blue flowers in the background of a stately English or cottage garden. The modern delphinium flower may be a single or double rosette in popular blue or red, pink, white, violet and yellow. Many of the flowers have white or black centers known as “bees.”

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New Bee Balm for the Garden

‘Leading Lady Plum’   Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but ‘Leading Lady Plum’ leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more petite clump than other Bee Balm (like ‘Pardon My Purple’). She typically blooms from early summer into midsummer and grows just a foot tall. Her densely branched, dark green, somewhat glossy foliage is topped

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