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K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series

Welcome to the K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series, hosted by K-State Research and Extension horticulture staff across the state of Kansas. We hope you'll join us each week on Wednesdays at noon for some horticultural refreshment and training. 

Each webinar in the series has a separate registration page. You will need to click on each webinar that you would like to attend. Sessions will be recorded and posted here after each event.

Fall 2020
Wednesdays - Noon to 1:00 pm CST
(45-minute presentation, 10-15 minutes for questions and answers)


Wednesday, August 12th: Hummingbirds in Kansas - Chuck Otte

  • Hummingbirds are fascinating and fun to watch for the entire family. Through a blend of landscaping and use of feeders you can enhance the opportunity to view and enjoy these tiny little flying jewels. Chuck Otte, Geary County Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agentwill discuss hummer-friendly plants, how to use feeders effectively, and how to deal with common problems with your hummingbird-friendly yard.


Wednesday, August 19th: Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe - Karen Blakeslee


Wednesday, August 26th: Fall Lawn Care - Planting and Overseeding your Tall Fescue Lawn - Matthew McKernan 

  • Fall is undoubtedly the most important time of year to care for your Tall Fescue lawns. Whether you are starting a new lawn, or thickening up an existing lawn, there are many planting tips & tricks that you need to know. Matthew will cover the best tips for soil preparation, seed selection, planting techniques, and planting time in order to help you have the best lawn on the block!


Recorded Sessions 


Wednesday, August 5th: Fall Vegetable Gardening - Tom Buller

  • Fall is the best time of the year to grow vegetables in Kansas, and it is not too late to start for the year. This presentation will cover tips and tricks of establishing and caring for a fall vegetable garden, as well as some pointers for fall season extension and putting your garden to rest at the end of the season.
  • Webinar Video
  • Resource: Kansas Garden Guide
  • Evaluation


Wednesday, July 29th: How to Choose Potting Media for Gardening Success - Dr. Cheryl Boyer


Wednesday, July 22nd: Pesticide Label Safety - Lynn Loughary


Wednesday, July 15th: Hydrangeas for the Garden - Dennis Patton


Wednesday, July 8th: Nuisance Wildlife Control in Your Garden - Charlie Lee


Wednesday, July 1st: Weed Management in the Lawn and Garden - Jesse Gilmore


Wednesday, June 24th: Identifying Garden Insects--Integrated Pest Management Steps for the Garden - Frannie Miller


Wednesday, June 17th: Bugs Galore: Bagworm, Japanese Beetle, Mosquitoes, And Other “Bug” Related Pests – Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist


Wednesday, June 10th: Indoor Plants for Health and Happiness – Ariel Whitely-Noll, Shawnee County Horticulture Extension Agent


Wednesday, June 3rd: Making and Supporting Pollinators In The Garden – Jason Graves, Central Kansas District Horticulture Extension Agent

  • Making and supporting pollinators should not be optional since they are essential to maintaining the vast number of ecosystem services we all rely on every single day. Jason will explore who our pollinators are, understanding pollinator needs and what we can do to make and support pollinators in our own yards.
  • Webinar Video
  • Handout
  • Evaluation Survey


Wednesday, May 27th: Taking Care of Tomatoes - Tom Buller, Douglas County Horticulture Extension Agent and Judy O'Mara, K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab


Wednesday, May 20th: Native Plants in the Landscape – Pam Paulsen, Reno County Horticulture Extension Agent