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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 […]

What’s best for you: Rain garden or bioswale?

Reusable bag or plastic bag? Rain garden or bioswale? The answer may be obvious on the first choice, but when it comes to managing water, it can be confusing.

Rain gardens and bioswales have similar results, but vary in how they are designed and work. Let’s look at what might be best for your situation.

Both a […]