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If you’d like to list plants sales, gardening related meetings, classes and workshops, send details with contact information to [email protected]. Deadline for publishing in the October issue is September 7. This is a FREE listing.


Dahlia Shows
Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society announces show schedule: Powell Gardens Sep 1-2; Suburban Lawn and Garden Sep 29-30 (135 & Wornall Rd, KCMO). For more information on shows, or regular meetings held at the Anita B Gorman Conservation center, see or e-mail: [email protected].

Raytown Garden Club
Tues, Sep 5, 10a; at Connection Point Church, 10500 E 350 Hwy, Raytown, MO 64138. Program will be “Caring and Sharing with Plant Propagation” presented by Iva Stribling, RGC member. Guests are always welcome. For more information please check out our Facebook page:

2023 Old Settler’s Community Flower Show
Free & Open to the Public, both entries & viewing. Entries accepted: Thurs 9/7 6-8p, Fri 9/8 8-9a. Open for Viewing: Fri 9/8 1-8p, Sat 9/9 9a-3p; at Olathe City Hall (100 E Santa Fe). Presented by the Olathe Garden & Civic Club in coordination with Olathe Old Settlers Days, this annual flower and horticulture show is for everyone! Entries will be accepted from amateur (non-commercial) gardening enthusiasts. 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 to the ground floor of the City Hall building and we’ll help you get entered, or just come by to see all the beautiful entries! For additional details about entries, contact Susan at [email protected]. 

September to Remember Garden Tour
Sep 8 & 9. Marais de Cygne Extension Master Gardeners will be showcasing six unique gardens in Louisburg, Spring Hill and Paola area. Look for Rattlesnake Master and Compass forbs, stunning Elephant Ears, Catalpa, Corkscrew Willow and Harry Potter Trees, garden art, monarch waystation, and numerous water features and vendors at each garden. Admission for both days is $20.00 with visitation 9a-5p each day. 

Idalia Butterfly Society
Sat, Sep 9, 5p; at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St, Overland Park, KS 66204. Doors open at 5p; beverages and light snacks will be served. Meeting begins at 5:45p with the program immediately following a brief session of business and announcements. Betsy Betros, noted Kansas City Area entomologist, will present “Jewels of the Air: Dragonflies.” Dragonflies are ancient insects that evolved flight 319 million years ago. Betsy’s photographs of these aerialists in action will illustrate their beauty and their amazing aerial acrobatics. And they eat mosquitoes! The meeting is free; visitors are welcome, no RSVP needed. Call/text 816-795-8177 with any questions.

Leavenworth County Master Gardeners
Wed, Sep 13, 11a; at Riverfront Community Center, 123 Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Loretta Craig, a Leavenworth County Master Gardener, will give a presentation on “Self Care Gardening.” The meeting is free. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Terra Luna at Overland Park Arboretum
Terra Luna is returning to the gardens this fall for two magical weekends only, Sep 14-16 & 21-23. Tickets on sale now at

Kansas City Cactus & Succulent Society
Sun, Sep 17, 1:30p; at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO. Join us for a roundtable discussion highlighting the activities and programming of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America’s national conference held in Colorado Springs, CO in July. Club members who attended will share their experiences attending talks, field trips and plant/pottery purchases from some of the country’s top experts and cactus/succulent growers in the country.

Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society
Sat, Sep 23, 10a; at Woods Chapel Community of Christ Church, 500 NE Woods Chapel Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Nationally recognized hosta expert Rob Morko will be our featured speaker. Rob is a frequent speaker at hosta clubs and gardening groups across the country. He is a Johnson County Kansas Extension Master Gardener where he has served on the Advisory Board. He has also served on the Executive Board of the American Hosta Society, on the boards of the America Hosta Growers Association and Midwest Regional Hosta Society, ad as a Contributing Editor for The Hosta Journal. In addition to this, Rob is owner of Made in the Shade Tissue Culture — a plant tissue culture laboratory specializing in hosta propagation. Come join us and learn more about growing hosta and why they are the top selling perennial in the U.S.

Butterfly Garden Open House
Sat, Sep 23, 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, tag and release Monarch Butterflies. There is no fee. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Blue Springs Historical Society Community Flea Market and Fall Plant Sale
Sat, Sep 23, 8a-1p; at Blue Springs Museum Garden, 101 SW 15th St, Blue Springs, MO. Blooming Blue Springs Garden Master Gardeners.

Leawood Garden Club
Tues, Sep 26, 10:30a; at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66203. “Managing Our Clay Soil for Greater Success”. Do you moan and groan our clay soil? Clay is the most nutrient rich soil and yes, we have lots of it. Once you understand the why and how to manage it, you’ll come to love it…well, at least not hate it. Nancy Chapman, Johnson County Extension Master Gardener volunteer since 2007 and a member of the EMG Speakers Bureau for over 10 years. She helps steward a Giving Grove fruit tree orchard in KCMO’s Spring Valley Park.

Flower Garden and Train Tour
Sat, Sep 30, 10a-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. We also have a large koi water garden. This is one of the best Flower Gardens that you will ever see. This is a Free Event. No Pets, Please.

Fall Tree Seminar—Prairie Village
Wed, Oct 4, 7p; Birch Room at the Meadowbrook Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village. “Plant native! Plants native!” – it’s been the same refrain preached by tree experts nationwide for years. So what are homeowners to do when their hearts are set on planting a gingko, a Japanese maple or some other non-native tree in their yards? Local tree experts Dennis Patton, Sarah Crowder, and Robert Whitman will discuss the native versus non-native. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Horticulture agent, Dennis Patton writes regularly for the Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Gardener. Program Manager of the Heartland Tree Alliance, Sarah Crowder formerly served as urban forester for the city of Overland Park. With more than 30 years experience as a landscape architect and an expertise on native plants, Robert Whitman rounds out the panel who will help homeowners weigh the pros and cons in choosing between native and non-native trees. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Mo-Kan Daylily Club 
Sat, Oct 7, 10:30a; at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W 75th St, Prairie Village. The meeting starts at 10:30a with a meet and greet, followed by a pot luck lunch, presentation, and club business meeting. The guest speaker will be Dennis Patton, horticulture agent for Johnson County K-State Research and Extension. Dennis will be speaking about soil. Guests are welcome!

Kaw Valley Farm Tour
Oct 7 & 8. Visit local farms and learn about farm practices directly from the farmer. See for more information and tickets.

Garden To Table Dinner
Sat, Oct 7, 6-9p; at Saltwell Farm Kitchen. Hosted by Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners. This special event will offer a delicious five course tasting menu prepared by local all-star chef, Ken Baker. Please join us for a great evening in a fun atmosphere, rain or shine. Funds raised from this event will be used to support our Educational Programs for the public and to fund Scholarships for new Master Gardeners. For more information on this event, please visit our website at: 

Heartland Peony Society Peony Sale
Sat, Oct 21, 9:30a-3p or until sold out; Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W 75th St, Prairie Village. Featuring a variety pack of three peony types and colors and an extensive selection of choice, hard-to-find colors, Japanese tree peonies, and a wonderful selection of Herbaceous and Intersectional peonies.