Monday, March 28, 2016

What Grows Here?


What Grows Here?
Jenae Ryan, Horticulture

Recently, I received a client call, and the question was, “Can you tell me what grows here?”

What the client needed was a list of recommended plants that grow well in north central Kansas. K-State Research and Extension has several publications that can help homeowners and gardeners make decisions when selecting plants. Whether you are looking to try a new vegetable variety, or need to replace a tree that was removed, or looking for hardy flowers for your flower bed, there is a list for you!

Click the links below to find more information on plants recommended for our area:

Vegetables:
Recommended Vegetable Varieties – http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu//pubs/L41.pdf

Fruit:
Planning Your Fruit Garden – http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/mf352.pdf
Small- and Tree-Fruit Cultivars – http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF1028.pdf

Flowers:
Prairie Bloom Perennial Flowers – http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu//pubs/MF2772.pdf

Trees and Shrubs:
Shade and Ornamental Trees for Kansas – http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc1466.ashx

Be sure to contact me if you have any question about plant selection for home gardens and landscapes!

Jenae Ryan
Horticulture Extension agent

jenaes@ksu.edu