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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.


Virtual Gardening Presentations - click on highlighted link to see the presentation recordings

October: "The Kansas Land Trust: 30 Years Conserving Kansas" presented by Jerry Jost of the Kansas Land Trust. Video on KLT and Elkins Prairie

September: "Restorative landscaping" presented by Katie Kingery-Page, Associate Dean of Architecture, KSU.

August: "Rain Gardens", Natasha Thomas-North of Taylor Creek Nurseries

July: "The Emerald Ash Borer - detection and treatment", Kim Bomberger, Community District Forester for K-State Forestry.

May: "Sweet Potato Production for the Midwest” presented by Zac Hoppenstedt"

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 Application.  Accepting Applications for Online only Master Gardener training until August 27,2020.

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