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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.

Save the dates! Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners 2021 Garden Tour 6/5 and 6/6. Check back here for details.

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.

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Virtual Presentation Recordings from 2021 (click on title). To see more 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 

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

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

zoom link: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/96123449274 

Wed 16-Jun   Preparing Flowers and Vegetables to Exhibit at a County Fair by LeAnn Johnson, Floral Designer

Sat 17-July    The Fall Vegetable Garden by Tom Buller, Dg. Co. Ext Horticultural Agent

Wed 18-Aug   Composting by Emily Lysen, Dir. of Development, Lawrence Farmer's Market

Sat 18-Sep     Champion Tree Stories by Jon Standing, EMG and Expert on Champion Trees in Kansas

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


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 2020 Application.  Please check back for an updated application for 2021.

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
tombuller@ksu.edu

Sharon Ashworth
Horticulture Program Assistant
sashworth@ksu.edu