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Start seeds now for an edible fall garden

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to plant when temperatures cool and pests die back.

Even the most energetic growers, some who’ve been active since the beginning of the year, can feel a little worn […]

Save 50% on native plants & rain barrels

Plant a rain garden, install a rain barrel or add native plants to your landscape, and you can receive up to a 50-percent rebate through a Contain the Rain program in Johnson County, KS.

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses […]

Track a pollinator migration at butterfly festival

Follow a butterfly’s annual migration from the Midwest to Mexico at the Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, from July 21 to August 8.

The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native […]

Explore the prairie at Sweet Sounds of Summer

Stroll through a tallgrass prairie full of wildflowers and native grasses, and enjoy live bluegrass music at the Sweet Sounds of Summer prairie tour.

Explore a wide variety of native plants at the home of Laurie Brown in Liberty, MO from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The event includes refreshments and a silent auction in […]

Why should you plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]