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Dear Kansas City Garden blog readers,

Tip of the Week

Dear Kansas City Blog Garden Readers,

Another gardening season in Kansas City has come to a close. How will we remember the season of 2013? That answer might vary, depending on the gardener. But overall I would say it fared pretty well, especially if we compare it to the miserably hot, dry 2012. 2013 started out very cool — remember the snow in early May? The rainfall was mostly average, or slightly below normal, with a few stressful periods, but overall plants thrived. Fall brought with it one of the best foliage displays many of us can ever remember.

Now that the lawn, garden and landscape have been tucked away for the winter, and our attentions are turning to the holidays and Christmas season of shopping, family and food, it is time to take a short break. I have greatly enjoyed preparing weekly columns for the blog. I am delighted that many of you have found the information helpful. Answering your questions is always a challenge, but it keeps us on our toes, and if one person has a question I am sure it will benefit someone else.

Throughout December and early January we will post short hints or tips just to keep the gardening blood pumping and to fill that need to care for a living plant or the feel of the soil between our fingers. So here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season and the best ever in 2014. May your garden flourish, may your flowers shine brightly and may you have a bumper crop of tomatoes.

Happy Gardening - Dennis


  1. 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Merry Christmas ! Look forward to hearing more from you during the winter! Susan and Ben

  2. 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Susan and Ben - thanks for the nice comment. Everyone needs a break and a time to recharge. My mind is already brainstorming topics for another growing season. Dennis

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