Events

Look at what is happening around Kansas City 

 

If you’d like to list plants sales, gardening related meetings, classes and workshops, send details with contact information to elizabeth@kcgmag.com. Deadline for publishing in the October issue is September 10. This is a FREE listing.

 

Raytown Garden Club
Tues, Sep 6, 10a; at Connection Point Church, 10500 E 350 Hwy, Raytown, MO 64138. Guests are always welcome. The Sep 6 program is Getting to Know Your Native Missouri Plants, Mel Haney, George Owens Nature Center Naturalist. Oct 4 program will be A Common Sense Approach to Growing and Using Herbs presented by Bernie Zeller. For more information please check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RaytownGardenClub

Garden Club of Shawnee
Thurs, Sep 8, 7p; at the Town Hall at Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS. Johnson County Extension Master Naturalist Jeff Fouquet will present the program “Meet the Mammals of Kansas.” This will also be our fall plant, seed, and bulb exchange. Delicious snacks will be provided and fabulous door prizes awarded. Please visit our website gardenclubofshawnee.org and our Facebook page for information about our club. Visitors are always welcome!

2022 Olathe Flower & Horticultural Specimen Show
Show Entries Accepted: Thurs, Sep 8, 6-8p; Fri, Sep 9, 8-9a. View the Show: Fri, Sep 9, 1-8p; Sat, Sep 10, 9a-3p; at Olathe City Hall, 100 E Santa Fe, Ground Floor. Presented by the Olathe Garden & Civic Club in coordination with Olathe Old Settlers Days, this annual flower and garden specimen show is for everyone to participate in and enjoy! Entries will be accepted from amateur (non-commercial) gardening enthusiasts on Thurs 6-8p and on Fri 8-9a. Completely free, Olathe residence not required, club membership not required. Look at the beauties in your garden, arrange them to fit a floral design class or just clip them and show them off as specimens! Bring them in and we’ll help you get entered, or just come by to see all the beautiful entries! For category details and how to enter, contact Susan Albert: albertsusanm@gmail.com.

Sho-Me African Violet Club
Fri, Sep 9, 11a-1p; at Jacob L Loose Park Garden Center, 51st & Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Visitors Welcome.

Pond Management
Sat, Sep 10, 10-11a; at Powell Gardens. $10 | 10% less for members. Presented in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this workshop will help you better manage your pond and its watershed. Learn about fish management, aquatic plant identification, plant management, and avoiding and controlling aquatic invasive species. Please bring nuisance aquatic plants from your pond for Missouri Dept of Conservation staff to identify and recommend control options. Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar.

Gardening 101: Propagation
Sat, Sep 10, 1-2p; at Powell Gardens. $15 | 10% less for members. Learn how to propagate your favorite house plants during this Gardening 101 class. Assistant Director of Horticulture, Phil Bishop, will show you techniques and tips for successfully creating more houseplants. All attendees will receive a cutting from a Powell Gardens’ plant to take home and propagate! Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar.

Jazz in the Roses
Sun, Sep 11, 5-7p; at Loose Park’s Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64112. FREE Jazz Concert! Join family and friends at our free annual Jazz in the Roses. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and picnic to relax in the roses and listen to the band A La Mode “….. an authentic band built upon Kansas City’s rich heritage of swing and blues”. Go to the website to hear their smooth jazz: alamodejazz.com. Presented by the Kansas City Rose Society and KC Parks Department. Sponsored by The Fisher Hiles Team, Amy Hiles and Adrienne Fisher, (Better Homes & Gardens Kansas City). Families and friends of all ages will enjoy each other’s company while spending an afternoon in the treasured, world class Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden at Loose Park. Listen to the kind of music that sets Kansas City apart…….. jazz! Children’s art projects will entertain the kids as we all spend a magical, musical night in the Rose Garden. For further information, contact: Kansas City Rose Society c/o Martha Comment, martbckc@gmail.com, check out our website: kansascityrosesociety.org.

PLAN IT NATIVE Landscapes Conference
Sep 12: Plan It Native Kick-Off and Exhibit Hall (Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City)
Sep 13: Plan It Native Field Trips (Kansas City & St. Louis Area)
Sep 14-16: Plan It Native Virtual Conference

Can’t join us live? Recorded sessions are available to registered attendees for one year following the conference. Native landscapes are essential for a healthy planet. The 2022 Plan It Native Landscapes Conference, hosted by Deep Roots and its partners, will offer more than 20 live, interactive sessions, three inspiring keynote speakers, and opportunities to connect with peers and sponsors. Sessions will include expert advice for landscapes small to large, as well as a pre-conference beginners series focused on new native plant gardeners and enthusiasts. With a mix of live, online content you can access from anywhere, and in-person Kansas City field trips, Plan It Native 2022 is the best of both worlds! Join us! More details and to register: www.planitnative.org

Leavenworth County Master Gardeners
Wed, Sep 14, 11a; at Riverfront Community Center, 123 Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Patti Ragsdale will be the speaker. Patti is the founder of Botanical Belonging at Happy Apple’s Farm. She and her husband have operated Happy Apple’s Farm Native Plant Nursery in Tonganoxie KS since 2016. She is a Johnson County Extension Master Naturalist volunteering her time at the Pollinator Prairie in Olathe. She also serves on the board of directors of the Kansas Native Plant Society. The meeting is free. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Kansas City Rose Society’s Wine and Roses
Thurs, Sep 15, 5:30-7:30p; at Loose Park. Annual cocktail garden party benefits the rose gardens at Loose Park. Purchase tickets at kansascityrosesociety.org.  

Pollinators for Your Garden
Thurs, Sep 15, 7-8p; at Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Marti Crow, a Leavenworth County Master Gardener, will give a presentation on identifying local pollinators and why they are important. She will go over how to attract and protect pollinators and how to keep your garden pollinator friendly. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Terra Luna
Choose to attend on one of six nights in Sep: Thurs Sep 15, Fri Sep 16, Sat Sep 17, Thurs Sep 22, Fri Sep 23, and Sat Sep 24. Immerse yourself in a spellbinding experience created exclusively for the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens by Quixotic! Purchase tickets early. This is a sell-out event! This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination. 8909 W 179th St, Overland Park, KS. Entry-time specific tickets are $25 – $35 each. Purchase tickets at https://artsandrec-op.org/arboretum/terra-luna/. The experience is family-friendly, and children 2 years old and younger do not need a ticket. Strollers and pets are prohibited. Terra Luna is a fundraising event presented by Friends of the Arboretum. All proceeds benefit programs, activities, and projects at the Arboretum. 

Missouri Master Gardener Association (MOMGA) Annual State Conference
Sep 16-18; at Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO. Register for conference, hotel and conference sportswear at momga.org. Visit momga.org to register or download conference brochure for more information.

Idalia Butterfly Society ••NOTE DATE CHANGE••
Sat, Sep 17 (was Sep 10), 6p; at Prairie Village City Hall, 7700 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS. Butterfly Garden Design and Maintenance: Paula Diaz. A well-designed butterfly garden considers the needs of not only our lepidopteran friends, but also its caretaker and its neighbors whether in a urban, suburban or rural setting. This includes planning for maintenance over the years as the garden matures. In keeping with the current “Leave the Leaves” movement, a balance between minimal maintenance and neighborhood aesthetics will be described. Photographs of Paula’s client butterfly gardens at various stages of maturity will be presented. Paula Diaz is the principal of GardeNerd Consultations, providing education on incorporating native flora into traditional home and business landscapes. She volunteers with MU Extension Master Gardeners, GrowNative! and Deep Roots KC and is a member of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Missouri Native Plant Society.

Garden Symposium
Sat, Sep 17, 8:30a-4p; at Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. Leavenworth Co Master Gardeners will host, “Live Life in Full Bloom.” The speakers are Kelly Norris, Crystal Miles and Jonah Nelson. Tickets are $45. A box lunch is included in the price. To purchase tickets, contact leavenworthmastergardeners@yahoo.com or call the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700. Or download a mail-in form at https://www.leavenworth.k-state.edu/lawn-garden/master-gardeners/. For more information contact Mikey Stafford at 913-426-3794 or Anne Reilly at 913-683-4646.

Garden to Glass: Moonshine Edition
Sat, Sep 17, 3-4p; at Powell Gardens. $25 | 10% less for members. Terrace Room. In this Garden to Glass class, attendees will learn the history of “America’s beverage”, as well as taste moonshine and mix up an apple pie moonshine cocktail. A Powell Gardens’ branded glass is included for attendees. Must be 21+ to attend. Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar.

Go Green 2022! Environmental Fair
Sat, Sep 17, 9a-noon; Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS. Come learn about ways you can help our environment. Free Admission. Children’s Activities. Hosted by the cities of Fairway, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Westwood, Westwood Hills. Save our planet and your pocketbook! Learn more at missionks.org/gogreen.

Dog Days
Sun, Sep 18, 9a-5p; at Powell Gardens. Included with general admission | Admission is free for members. Dog Days allows you to bring your dog(s) for a stroll through Powell Gardens. Enjoy seasonal blooms and sunshine with your furry friend! Dogs must have current vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times. (Retractable leashes are not allowed.) Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pooch. Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar.

Author Talk: Sara Dykman (Bicycling With Butterflies)
Thurs, Sep 22, 6:30-8p; at Powell Gardens. $35 with book | $20 attendee only. 10% less for members. Author Sara Dykman shares her experiences riding from Kansas City, Kansas to Michacuan, Mexico following monarch butterflies. This exciting presentation continues to explore the content of her book, Bicycling With Butterflies. Dykman will be available to sign books after her presentation. Registration closes Sep 19. Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar.

Flower Garden and Train Tour
Sat, Sep 24, 9a-5p; B & F Railroad and Flower Tour at 1503 Ensley Cir, Raymore, MO. The entire yard is full of beautiful flowers and we have 6 Garden Trains that run in the entire back yard. This is one of the best Flower Gardens that you will ever see. This is a Free Event. No Pets Please. 

Butterfly Garden Open House
Sat, Sep 24, noon-3p; at 500 Eisenhower Rd, Leavenworth, KS 66048. The Leavenworth County Master Gardeners will host an open house at their Butterfly Garden. Please join us as we follow the migration of the Monarch Butterflies as they continue their journey to Mexico. Learn about our Monarch Waystation. There will be activities for children. If available, there will be opportunities to capture and tag Monarch Butterflies. There is no fee. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Hasta Luego Monarchs 
Sat, Sep 24, 9a-2p; at the Pollinator Prairie near downtown Olathe at 320 S Blake St. The family-friendly event is free to the public. We will have educational booths of interest for everyone, plus a fun activity for the kids, where each child will have the opportunity to take home a small prize from the event. The group “Monarch Watch” will be at Hasta Luego Monarchs to share their knowledge about the monarch butterfly and to update us on how we can best help this struggling species. Representatives from Monarch Watch will be tagging monarch butterflies for release in the Pollinator Prairie gardens. For more information on the Hasta Luego Monarchs event or the Pollinator Prairie, you can check out the Pollinator Prairie page on Facebook or call 913-715-7000. Presented by Johnson County Master Naturalists. 

Northwest Missouri Master Gardener’s Garden Symposium
Sat, Sep 24, 8a-4p; at Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506. Speakers/Topics: Tim Moloney – The Art of Plunking; Lenora Larson – Be A Butterfly Bartender; The Artistic Garden; Carol Davit – Grow Missouri Natives. $35.00 includes Breakfast pastries, Lunch, and snacks. Check in registration 8:00. Vendors 8:00 – 3:00. Welcome/Keynote 9:00. Seating is limited. Send $35.00 check payable to University of Missouri Extension, 4125 Mitchell Ave, St Joseph, MO 64507. Call Extension Office for questions 816-279-1691.

Lunchtime Lecture: Interactive Nature Journaling
Sat, Sep 24, 11:30a-1p; at Powell Gardens. $45 | 10% less for members. Conifer Room. Join Missouri Master Naturalists Cindy McManis and Crystal Parson for an interactive Lunchtime Lecture. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of formats to begin constructing and decorating their own journal. The class will include your choice of boxed lunch, along with a demonstration of homemade nature journals and ideas for observations and artwork. Interactive components include pop-ups, foldables, pockets, observations, and fact sheets. Boxed lunch options. Registration ends Sep 20. Registration link can be found at powellgardens.org/calendar. 

Herbs: Plant, Pick and Use
Wed, Sep 28, 6:30-7:30p; at Basehor Community Library, 1400, 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007. Leavenworth County Master Gardeners, Mikey Stafford and Jo Domann, will give a presentation on planting, picking and sharing ideas for using herbs in simple syrups and baked goods. They will also show how to use herbs on focaccia bread and how to make sage/lavender/rosemary smudge sticks. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

African Violet Club of Greater Kansas City
Fri, Sep 30, 11a-1p; at Jacob L Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64112. Visitors Welcome.

Heartland Hosta and Shade Plant Society 
Sat, Oct 1, we open at 9:30a, and meeting starts at 10a; at the Woods Chapel Community of Christ Church, 500 NE Woods Chapel Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Guests are welcome. Our speaker is hybridizer Bob Solberg, from North Carolina.

Kaw Valley Farm Tour
Oct 1 & 2. The Kaw Valley Farm Tour is an opportunity to visit local farms and learn about farm practices directly from the farmer. Go to Kawvalleyfarmtour.org for more information and tickets. 

Tree Board Fall Seminar
Wed, Oct 5, 7p; at the Meadowbrook Clubhouse, Birch Room, 9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village. Majestic trees provide shade and beauty to Prairie Village and other parts of the metro area, but will they always? Are there things that can be done to prolong the lives of these older trees? How long can we expect these trees to live? The Prairie Village Tree Board has lined up a panel of four speakers to address what we can do to save our trees for its fall seminar. Writer and Horticulture agent for Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Dennis Patton, Board Certified Master Arborist Ivan Katzer, Suburban Lawn & Garden Vice President Matt Stueck, and Program Manager of the Heartland Tree Alliance Sarah Crowder will all bring their expertise to this important topic. Past generations made the mistake of using a single variety of tree such as the American elm and green ash to line our streets only to see the tree canopy decimated by disease. The panel of speakers will discuss about what kinds of trees we should be planting to replace them. The public is invited to attend free of charge.