Bare Root Tree Care

March 30, 2023

Bare-root trees are a Godsend for people looking to start their own Orchard, Food Forest or simply beautifying their landscape! Much more cost effective than container or field grown trees, and with a very good survival rate there are many benefits in keeping with this time-honored tradition! We’re going to take a quick dive into them and...

Clever Composting

March 27, 2023

Composting kitchen and yard waste is beneficial to the environment and it also supplies our gardens with nutrient rich organic matter that is essential to plant health. Starting a compost pile is easy to do and doesn't require a significant investment. By following a few simple guidelines, you can turn your kitchen and yard waste into an...

Fruit Trees: Planting & Maintenance

March 20, 2023

There is a wide variety of fruit trees that can be grown in the Kansas City area. Cherries, plums, peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, along with our native Pawpaw, Quince, and Serviceberry can provide a bountiful harvest throughout the seasons. We will discuss the site requirements and the planting process for fruit trees.

Spring Lawn Care

March 17, 2023

Few things in life satisfy like a wide expanse of a lush green lawn, freshly clipped and glistening in the sun. The smell of the cut grass in the air and that soft feeling under bare feet is hard to beat. Colonial Gardens can help you get the results you want in just four simple steps with our top-quality seed blends and unique lawn care program!...

Breaking Spring Fever

March 17, 2023

March in Missouri; pockets of bright, sunny days begin to burst forth, making us ecstatic for spring. People question, how early to plant their blooming flowers and foliage plants outside, and what plants can take near-freezing temperatures? Here are some recommendations for cool season annuals that will transition your home and garden into a...

Shady Characters - Edible P

March 14, 2023

For many gardeners, the shade from trees and buildings are a challenge. Shade is especially challenging when you’re trying to grow edible plants. Most vegetable plants require six to ten hours of sunlight a day for maximum production. When the amount of sun is less than four hours a day many plants struggle. There are some plants that will be...