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

 

Wednesday, November 4th: Trees & Shrubs For Pollinators & KS Wildlife – Tips From The KS Forest Service

  • There are many trees and shrubs that are critical for promoting pollinators and other wildlife in Kansas. Not only are these plants important, but through the Kansas Forest Service, many of these trees and shrubs are available at very low cost to be planted to increase pollinator & wildlife habitat. Join Chris Mullins, the District Forester for South Central KS, as he shares how you can use the services and resources the Kansas Forest Service has to offer in order to grow healthier trees and shrubs across Kansas.
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Wednesday, December 2nd: Holiday Horticulture

 

Previous Sessions (Recordings Available)

 

Wednesday, October 7th: Everyone Can Compost

 

Wednesday, September 30th: Spring Flowering Bulbs 

 

Wednesday, September 23rd: Fall Tree Planting: How to do it Right! 

 

Wednesday, September 16th: Growing Garlic in Kansas 

  • Some people regard garlic as an herb or a spice, others view it as a food and some people view it as a miracle plant. Regardless, garlic is very popular with cooks today but unlike many garden crops, it has some special requirements (including fall planting.) Chuck Otte, Geary County Extension Agent (and garlic grower) will discuss all aspects of growing garlic including what garlic is, the different types of garlic, and the special needs and requirements of growing garlic in your own garden. Kansas is well situated for garlic production and gardeners should consider including garlic as one of their annual garden crops.
  • Webinar Video
  • Handout: Garlic Cultivars and Seed Sources
  • Evaluation

 

Wednesday, September 9th: Getting the "Buzz" on Honeybees  

 

Wednesday, September 2nd: Fall Lawn Care (Part 2) - Fertilizing, Aerating, & Controlling Weeds In Your Tall Fescue Lawn 

  • Fall is undoubtedly the most important time of year to care for your Tall Fescue lawns, and there’s more to it than just planting new grass seed. In Part 2 of this series, Matthew McKernan, Sedgwick County Horticulture Extension Agent, will cover the best tips for fertilizing, watering, aerating, and controlling weeds in your lawn in order to help you have the best lawn on the block!

  • Webinar Video (new this week: Closed Captioning. Click on the "CC" icon in the bottom center of the video.)
  • Handouts

 

Wednesday, August 26th: Fall Lawn Care (Part 1) - Planting and Overseeding your Tall Fescue Lawn - Matthew McKernan 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  • Hydrangeas are a popular garden plant, providing plenty of season-long summer color. Unfortunately, with the ever-changing Kansas climate, hydrangeas can sometimes be a challenge to grow. Dennis Patton, Johnson County Horticulture Extension Agent, will explain which species are best suited to your garden conditions and share tips for their success. Once you learn these secrets, you will want to add more hydrangeas to the garden to enjoy the beauty for yourself.
  • Webinar Video
  • Handout: Hydrangeas for Kansas City

 

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

 

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