Central Plains Gardening 64 Ideabooks
We're on the very cusp of gardening season, and if you're eager there's plenty to do. But if you're a lazy gardener, like me, you don't have to do anything in the soil just yet. February is the perfect time to get some major architectural work done in your landscape — work that will help your plants thrive and provide...
Central Plains Gardener's March Checklist
Let enthusiasm bubble up along with fountains this month, as you tidy the garden to prep for wonders to come
Central Plains Gardener's April Checklist
Let the show begin! Watch for the first perennials, hold back on trimming spring-blooming shrubs and grow your garden borders
In March you cut down the perennials in anticipation of this — the first green shadows pushing through the mulch. Now it's time to sit back and enjoy...
Central Plains Gardener's May Checklist
Set out flowering shrubs for spectacular blooms, get veggies going and roll out the milkweed mat for butterflies
Central Plains Gardener's June Checklist
The flowers are coming! The flowers are coming! And so are the butterflies, hummingbird moths and coneflower diseases
June brings the first major flush of summer flowers, and as a result the garden takes on a third dimension as it attracts a wide array of unique insects. Plant as great a diversity of native...
Central Plains Gardener's July Checklist
If you have a garden consisting mostly of plants native to your area, then your garden is on automatic pilot this month — enjoy those sexy blooms! A native garden also keeps pests in check by attracting beneficial predators such as ladybugs, wasps,...
Central Plains Gardener's August Checklist
It couldn't get much hotter, but the garden can still shine with late summer blooms, thirsty wildlife and fresh vegetables
Central Plains Gardener's September Checklist
This month, go easy on the deadheading, savor the beauty of sunflowers and look ahead to next year's garden
Central Plains Gardener's October Checklist
Fall foliage color and crisp mornings, plus mulching beds and planting spring bulbs, make October a gardener's heaven
Central Plains Gardener's November Checklist
Mulching, seeding, feeding — several small tasks to ensure a winter of activity, and a good spring start.
If you’re like me you, you feel conflicted about the November garden: one part of you would like to get outside and grab some fresh air, the other part of you is tired at the end of the gardening season. Lucky us — there are small yet important things...
Central Plains Gardener's December Checklist
Fall in love again as you discover your landscape anew, seeing it through the lens of winter and imagining the possibilities
10 Native Wildflowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden
They stand strong in wind, feed wildlife and are easy to grow. But you may want to add these plants for their looks alone
Great Design Plant: Louie Eastern White Pine
This stunning golden conifer will bring a smile to your face and add a ray of sunshine to your winter garden
5 Unsung Wildflowers That Thrive in Dry Shade
8 Perennials for Great Fall Color
Trees haven't cornered the market on autumn splendor. Add these flowering perennials for a foliage sight to behold