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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 […]

Earth Day goes big & virtual again

This Earth Day will be bigger than ever, offering the public the opportunity to join events around the world as it will be mostly virtual again in response to COVID-19.

Here’s how you can join in. Earth Day will be celebrated with live, interactive events in Kansas City and worldwide. So, participants can safely attend from […]

Start your prep now for native plant gardens

Are you thinking about converting a lawn or garden area to native plants to attract pollinators and birds into your landscape?

This time of year, questions about preparing a garden for native plants are at an all-time high. Gardeners are learning that native plants attract pollinators, butterflies and birds to their gardens, and once established, their […]