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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 […]

Help national effort to plant for pollinators

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 21-27.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]

Escape to the Master Gardener tours

Explore rain gardens, native plant landscapes, local garden art, plant sales and more on two garden tours hosted by Master Gardeners in June.

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour • June 5 – 6

The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour begins in Lawrence, KS with a tour of 10  themed gardens at the Douglas County Extension […]

Discover landscape inspiration at 10 garden tours

After a year of pandemic cancellations, garden tours are back! Here are 10 events beginning this weekend that showcase rain gardens, native plant landscapes, water features and more. All tours are self-guided throughout the tour days.

Johnson County Extension Master Gardener Public Garden Tour • May 21 – 22

Five private gardens are on display at the Johnson County […]

Shop native plant sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Missouri Prairie Foundation Native Plant Sale

Nine growers will sell native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, […]