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Help for a heat-struck garden?


I have a large flower bed facing east. The drought & heat have managed to kill my marigolds the last several summers. Decided to make this a perennial low maintenance bed. Help please. East Central KS area. - Linda -


  1. 9 months ago

    Here is a list of the KSU Prairie Bloom perennials, which have been tested in Kansas: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/MF2772.pdf

    And here is the link to the Ornamental Grass bulletin: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/mf3048.pdf

    If you haven’t already amended the soil in this bed with lots of organic matter, now would be the time.

    A good combination of grasses and perennials will give you four seasons of interest.

    This should get you started, but if you have any questions about a particular plant, let us know.

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

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