Amaryllis Trumpets a Splash of Color

Amaryllis is a popular holiday gift plant - maybe you found one among your holiday gifts this year? If so, rest assured Amaryllis are easy to grow and their huge, brightly colored flowers will soon bring a bright splash of color to your home during the winter season. Amaryllis are tender bulbs easily grown in... Continue Reading →

Master Gardener Volunteers  

2022 Master Gardener Program Now Accepting Applications Winter is a time many people prefer to stay indoors, enjoy a good book, a crackling fire in the fireplace and a hot cup of cocoa, giving little thought to the outdoors or their landscape.  But gardeners know winter is a time to dream and plan for next summer’s gardens.  For Nebraska Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers, winter is... Continue Reading →

It’s Bulb-planting Time

Bulbs are a balm to the frozen soul after a long Nebraska winter. Those first snowdrops and crocus peeking through last year's old leaves—or through the snow—can't help but put a smile on your face and allow an exhalation of breath: we made it. Cool, fleshy, green-growing leaves coming out of the drab March soil…... Continue Reading →

Evening in the Garden

Maybe you’re like me, in that you work all day and aren’t around to enjoy your landscape and gardens much during the day. Or maybe you’re a night owl and, when the weather is nice, enjoy the hours after sundown in your gardens. Whatever the reason, there are ways to increase your garden’s appeal during... Continue Reading →

Delphiniums – A Beautiful Garden Flower

  There is no other flower that creates the feeling of an “English” or cottage garden, more than delphiniums. Delphiniums are majestic plants with their long, colorful flower spikes making spectacular additions to a perennial garden.  The name delphinium is derived from the Greek word delphis, which refers to the dolphin-shaped flower buds before they... Continue Reading →

2021 All-America Selection Flower Winners

All-America Selections (AAS) announces three flower award winners – ‘Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor’ zinnia, ‘Kelos Candela Pink’ celosia and ‘Sweet Daisy Birdy’ shasta daisy. To see pictures of these and other great plants visit the All-America Selection website, www.all-americaselections.org.  Zinnia 'Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor'. New and older flowers create a beautiful mix of colors. Zinnia ‘Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor’ – This is the newest entry in the popular Profusion series, which features... Continue Reading →

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