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Save the Beauty

Storing Tender Bulbs for Winter             I love spring flowers,especially bulbs. Watch or read this good lesson fro K-State. Video link; Transcript Storing Tender Bulbs for Winter One of the great additions to a summer … Continue reading

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Meet the New Leader

Douglas County Extension has a new director as of January 1st. Marlin Bates, current Horticulture agent in the county has been named to that post. The Douglas County Extension Director serves as the administrative leader of the county’s extension programs … Continue reading

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Time to Acknowledge and Reward

The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners met recently to recognize the new class completing coursework, and our group’s naming it’s annual awards.       Outstanding volunteer is Cheryl Thomas and she is standing with Jim Blom, last year’s winner. … Continue reading

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Can You Save the Mums?

When the summer temperatures start to fade and fall arrives, our attention turns to autumn decorating. One of the centerpieces is the flowering mum. Mums add lots of color to the garden bed or front porch. But, will they last … Continue reading

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Spring Ahead this Fall

By doing work now in the garden, you will be ahead when spring comes. Today I’m sharing a “twofer” for your enrichment! A nice video about planting spring color with bulbs, and an article on soil prep. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Do Something Nice…

Here is a fun way to learn about succulents! Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 Wednesday, October 5th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Library Readers’ Theater Ages 8-11 Douglas County Master Gardeners will talk about all kinds … Continue reading

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Stop Deer in Their Tracks

This time of year, two things are abundant; fruit on trees and deer. Watch this short video to learn how keep them apart. Thanks to Ward Upham for the tips. I’ve also included the text version.  Here’s the link;  fruit … Continue reading

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Seeds of Interest

Ornamental grasses can provide graceful beauty to your landscape. Seed heads, in addition to the foliage, provide added interest. And, there is a wide variety to choose from to accent a large yard, or a small flowerbed. Today I’m sharing … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Good gardens mean good soil. To learn more about soil, join us for  “Advanced Garden Soil Fertility” presented by Shannon Blocker, Frontier Extension District Horticulture Agent.  Soil is one of the most important factors in a successful garden, whether you … Continue reading

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Attract Pollinators, Bee Happy!

Pollinators play a critical role in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem health and function, which are fundamental requirements for a sustainable farm and food system. Gardeners have a chance to to reverse the alarming decline of pollinators, such as honey bees, … Continue reading

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