Fruit Tree Care in February

February 5, 2024

With a cold and snowy January behind us, it’s time to look towards the next step in caring for our fruit trees, pruning. February is the perfect time to prune pome fruits like apples, pears, and quince. While it can seem daunting to an initiate just getting into fruit tree cultivation, pruning is necessary for the overall health of your trees.

Landscaping: The Fifth Pillar

November 27, 2023

If you live in Kansas City, you live in a city within a forest. Just look up slightly beyond the horizon...oh wait, can't see the horizon? Well, all those trees do obscure views! We are a blessed gaggle of humans here in 'flyover country'. We dwell in one of the densest urban forests in the U.S. Promoting the diversity and the...

Landscaping: The Fourth Pillar

November 14, 2023

Color in the landscape is by far my client's most requested design element. I have been presented 1000's of Pinterest boards full of vibrant landscapes bursting with color. Hues that seem almost impossible. The expectation has been set by these examples of well-designed and tended gardens. My journey in refining my design palette...

Landscaping: The Third Pillar

September 19, 2023

Humanity's congregation with Creation is exemplified by the abundance of The Garden. Grandma's tomatoes. Grandpa's pickles. Uncle Ray's apples. Some of my fondest core memories are from the bounty of ancestorial gardens. Establishing this congregation with Creation and establishing those core memories is not the arduous task that...

Farming for Tomorrow: A Look at Regenerative Agriculture

August 29, 2023

This garden center is known across the region for its outstanding plant selection and variety of events, but it holds a secret that we want to share. Across the street from our main retail space a treasure of a farm sits awaiting your visit. This farm isn't quite like others you may know; while we have livestock, vegetables and fruit like anyone...

Creating an Oasis: Tips for an Inviting Outdoor Space

May 30, 2023

When it comes to designing your dream outdoor space, the possibilities are endless! With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can transform your boring backyard into a cozy oasis that you’ll never want to leave.

Gardening with Kids

April 26, 2023

Is there anything better than teaching kids how to do something you love? The delight on their faces for being included and brought into a special moment with you is wonderful, but with gardening there is more: a valuable seed of knowledge gets buried…and it will continue to sprout forever. Working with plants is one of the top skills that can...

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.