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Douglas County

Got garden questions?
Call or email the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners.
Email: dgcogardenhotline@gmail.com (faster response) or phone: 785-843-7058 to leave a message.

Lawn and Garden

Maintaining attractive communities and home landscapes increases property values and promotes an improved quality of life that makes Douglas County a great place to live.

Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, Extension information is available to help you. Our Extension garden experts and trained subject matter specialists are prepared to provide you with non-biased, research-based information.


Upcoming Virtual Gardening Presentations in 2021. Programs start at 10:15 am. 

Wed 20-Oct    Monarch Monitoring and Creating Way Stations by Ann Ryan, Research Project Specialist, KS Biological Survey

Virtual Presentation Recordings from 2021 (click on title). To see all our educational programming, visit our YouTube channel!

January 23rd at 10:30 am: Plan to Simplify. Plant to Enjoy presented by Tim H. Moloney, Professor of Landscape Design, U of MO, Columbia

Wed 17-Feb Organic Vegetable Production by Scott Thellman, Sunflower Provisions

Sat  20-Mar Italian Vegetable Garden by Lynn Byczynski, Italian Seed Company. 

Wed 21-April Making outdoor spaces more liveable with Leslie Wren, Dept of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning, K-State 

Sat  15-May Food Preservation by Susan Farley, Nutrition and Health and Safety Educator, Dg. County Extension

Wed 16-Jun   Preparing Flowers and Vegetables to Exhibit at a County Fair by LeAnn Johnson, Floral Designer (please see our YouTube channel at the link above)

Sat 17-July    The Fall Vegetable Garden by Tom Buller, Dg. Co. Ext Horticultural Agent (please see our YouTube channel at the link above)

Wed 18-Aug   Composting by Emily Lysen, Dir. of Development, Lawrence Farmer's Market (please see our YouTube channel at the link above)

Sat 18-Sep     Champion Tree Stories by Jon Standing, EMG and Expert on Champion Trees in Kansas (please see our YouTube channel at the link above)

K-State Garden Hour - topics from lawns to tomatoes, pollinators to compost

Junior Master Gardener online classes

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated

Kansas Healthy Yards & Communities  Tips and videos on plant care, vegetable gardening, lawn care, fruit production and more!

Horticulture Information Center Here you will find a weekly horticulture newsletter loaded with timely information, a link to some of the most common plant and pest problems, lists of recommended plants, and a link to a searchable database of K-State publications on all manner of topics.       






Frosty Plant

Master Gardener


EMG Brochure

Master Gardener Training 2021 Application. CLASS FULL

Master Gardener Website

Extension Master Gardener Hotline

call 843-7058 
e-mail dgcogardenhotline@gmail.com

The Extension office is now open to drop off specimens/samples (including soil samples)


Horticulture Program Staff

Tom Buller
County Extension Agent Horticulture
Phone: 785-843-7058

Sharon Ashworth
Horticulture Program Assistant