Classes for 2017 Mark Your Calendars
April 22nd Sat 10am-12pm “Got Milk…Got Monarchs.”
Part two of a series: Got Milk? Gardening for Monarch Butterflies
Nature-lovers celebrate the spectacular Monarch fall migration as millions of butterflies fly south to their wintering site near Mexico City. Did you know that an equally impressive generational migration happens every spring and summer? Three generations of Monarchs work their way north to Canada, fueled by Milkweeds, the ONLY plant that Monarch caterpillars can eat. Learn about the Monarch’s fascinating life story as well as which Milkweeds are preferred by Monarchs. Every gardener can help save the Monarch by meeting their habitat requirements and including the best nectar-rich flowers to fuel the northern and southern migrations.
BIO: Lenora Larson is a Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardener and member of local chapters of both the Idalia Butterfly Society and Kansas Native Plant Society. She maintains a 2 acre NABA (North American Butterfly Association) certified garden in the English Estate landscape style on her 27 acre property, Long Lips Farm, in rural Paola, Kansas. The garden is also certified as Monarch Waystation #875, a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and as a Pollinator Garden by the Xerces Society. She is on a mission to demonstrate to other gardeners that you do not have to compromise on beauty and function when you invite wildlife to share your garden.
Milk Weed flower sets will be available for sale to take home to start your butterfly garden. Refreshments provided.
Limited space— seats go fast—class held inside the barn loft -rain or shine —please RSVP ASAP to save a spot. You will love this class. Informative and Lots of Fun!!! Call now 913-837-3510.
April 28 and April 29 10am each day. “Bring a Plant to Divide Days”
Short class and then hands on:
Bring your choice of one lily, lotus or marginal and we will show you how to divide that plant. Prepare to get dirty! It would be a great time to fertilize your lily or lotus also. So if you have fertilizer tablets bring a few with you or we do have a selection of monthly or yearly tablets available. Only cost is if you need a new pot or Fert. Tabs.
For everyone who brings a plant to divide you will receive a coupon for 20% off any one new plant of your choice. Please RSVP
For those of you who want us to divide more of your plants (not on the 4/28 & 4/29) please call and arrange a time to bring out. Charges based on size of pots.
May 13th & 14th Mother’s Day Specials
We are working on arranging a special class for this weekend.