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It's Seed Starting Time!

Get yours planted today

Vegetable plants that can be planted outdoors in March and early April should be started indoors.
Start broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and onions from seed now. Sow tomato and pepper seeds in late February to plant outdoors the first of May.


Gardening Tips

Get earth on your hands.

Seed Starting

Vegetable plants that can be planted outdoors in March and early April should be started indoors. Start broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and onions from seed now. Sow tomato and pepper seeds in late February to plant outdoors the first of May. Some annual flowers that need an eight week head start are ageratum, seed geraniums, begonias, impatiens, lobelia, petunias, rose moss, verbena and vinca.

Lawn Care

It’s time to plan your lawn care for this year. Come in to ask us about the ferti•lome 5-Step Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Program with a year’s worth of products specifically suited for the needs of your lawn. When you buy the program, you’ll save money and be sure you are applying the right product at the right time.

 

Feed the Birds

Bird feeders are a great way to bring wildlife up close. When our outdoor activities are limited by weather we can watch activity abound at feeders and bird baths. A simple platform feeder stocked with black oil sunflower seed or Johnson’s Gardener’s Choice is universally appealing to many desirable birds as well as squirrels.

Winter Tree Care

Late this winter or early spring, fertilize trees with ferti•lome Tree & Shrub Food to encourage good new growth this spring. A preventative application of ferti•lome Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Drench might also be a good idea for borer-susceptible trees like birch, maple and cottonwood. If we haven’t had snow or other moisture, be sure to water.

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Let's go somewhere.

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After looking at the planting schedule in the Kansas State University Garden Guide, I did the math on the number of weeks needed to start my transplants for the Acre. The guide recommends May for the ideal time to set out tomatoes and peppers. While I do agree with that time, as a gardener, I tend to be one ‘those people’ who likes to push the envelope as far as setting out tomatoes.

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You can't buy happiness, but you can buy plants. Same thing.

I felt a little bit sorry for the semi truck driver who was making a delivery Monday morning at the west store. He had spent Sunday evening someplace in Tennessee and got into town sometime during the night. The truck's route originated in Florida with 53’ of foliage plants, most of it destined for us.

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A Green Thumb 90 years in the making...

It's still all good in the hood.

Wichita's 4th generation garden center started as a small fruit & vegetable stand in the 1920s on the outskirts of town at the corner of Douglas and West Street in Wichita, KS.  As the business grew, Harold Johnson, with his father Orie, bought 5 acres of land on West 13th Street, and opened Johnson's Garden Center. This location is still operating today!

Fast forward a half century. Wichita's "favorite hometown garden center" is still serving gardeners all over Kansas for over 90 years. We are a 4th generation family owned business, and are committed to providing quality products and excellent service to our customers.

We can't wait to see what the next 90 years have in store for us!