Without Bugs, There are No Gardens
July 28, 2022 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on Without Bugs, There are No Gardens

If you want to make your garden “buzz” with bees and bugs, consider wildlife gardening.
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Butterflies in Kansas
July 1, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Butterflies in Kansas
Butterflies in Kansas

All things “butterfly” is the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s annual Butterfly Festival at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K 156 Highway, Great Bend, Kansas.
It’s set for September 21, 2019.
From making …

Butterfly Festival in the Kansas Wetlands
September 3, 2018 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Festival in the Kansas Wetlands
Butterfly Festival in the Kansas Wetlands

All things “butterfly” is the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s annual Butterfly Festival.
From making milkweed seed bombs to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during the festival set …

Butterfly Festival
September 8, 2017 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Festival
Butterfly Festival

As long-time readers of Road Trips for Gardeners already know, your editor considers butterflies as “flowers with wings”.
So, here’s another Butterfly Festival to check out these frequent garden visitors. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 …

Garden Tour in Kansas
June 2, 2014 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Garden Tour in Kansas
Garden Tour in Kansas

The “Master Gardener & Friends June Bloom Garden Tour“, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14, 2014, offers a look into some of the best backyards and gardens in McPherson, Kansas.
The tour includes …

Belle Plaine’s “Hidden Arboretum”
April 11, 2014 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on Belle Plaine’s “Hidden Arboretum”
Belle Plaine’s “Hidden Arboretum”

The Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas, is an unusual facility. Located 20 miles south of Wichita, it is home to massive cypress, oaks and champion Japanese maples planted over the last 100 years by …

Flower of the Day: Sunflower
May 12, 2012 – 12:20 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Sunflower
Flower of the Day: Sunflower

American state legislatures spend time debating which flower best represents their state.
In Kansas, the choice was obvious: the sunflower (specifically Helianthus annuus). Next door in Missouri, it’s (inexplicably) the hawthorn blossom (Crataegus), which is more …

Flower of the Day: Marigold
September 9, 2011 – 11:16 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Marigold
Flower of the Day: Marigold

The rest stops along I-70 in Kansas are resplendent with flowers in the summer. These marigolds are an example.
According to Wikipedia, marigolds — tagetes — are a genus of 56 species of annual and perennial …

Bartlett Arboretum
May 15, 2011 – 7:08 pm | Comments Off on Bartlett Arboretum
Bartlett Arboretum

In the early 20th century, tree-lined parks were a rarity in south-central Kansas — mostly a vast expanse of treeless prairie. Most townsfolk regarded trees as simply places to seek shade, but they became Dr. …

Wamego’s Tulip Festival
February 21, 2011 – 12:02 pm | One Comment
Wamego’s Tulip Festival

The 24th annualTulip Festival in Wamego, Kansas, takes place April 16 and 17, 2011.
Every spring the Wamego City Park, as well as other green areas and many home gardens throughout town, come alive with the …

Orchids in Wichita
October 14, 2010 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Orchids in Wichita
Orchids in Wichita

Orchids are the featured flower November 6 and 7, 2010, at Botanica Wichita, 701 Amidon Street, Wichita, Kansas.
See spectacular blooming orchids: both the amazing hybrids, as well as the charming species. Learn by attending educational …