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Planting Materials

Don't skimp!

Our favorite fast-acting plant food that enhances the color, size, longevity, and number of Tropical Hibiscus blooms is ferti-lome Hibiscus & Tropical Plant Food. The ferti-lome Ultimate Potting Mix is a soil that works very well when a container with adequate drainage is used. This is a sterile media that enables you to use the fertilizer of your choice for the plants you are growing. Perfect for pansies, tomatoes, roses, orchids, ornamentals, container plants, berries, and flowering shrubs, ferti-lome Blooming & Rooting encourages better blooming, greener foliage, and strong root development. With added fertilizer, Root Simulator will also promote healthier root development for your new plantings.

Time to Plant

Beans | Corn | Cucumbers | Eggplant | Herbs | Melon

Peppers | Pumpkin | Okra | Tomatoes | Squash

Now is the time to plant these spring vegetables for hardiness zone 6. 

Check out more information on  Spring Vegetable Gardening HERE.

Gardening Tips

Get earth on your hands.

Lawn Care

Warm-season lawns (Bermuda, Buffalo and Zoysia) can be dethatched and/or mowed short now. This is also the start of seeding time for Bermuda and Buffalo.

Planting & Fertilizing

We can now safely plant all those annuals (vinca, impatiens), shrubs (butterfly bush, crapemyrtle) and vegetables (cucumbers, eggplant, sweet potatoes) that like it hot. You can continue planting most other shrubs, trees and perennials, too.

Container Gardens

Growing almost anything—flowers, vegetables, herbs —in pots is becoming more and more popular. You can plant earlier than in the ground as well as control the soil environment.


No garden is complete without at least one tomato plant, and there are always new var ieties and old standbys to choose from. For best results, rotate where you plant tomatoes each year. This helps prevent disease problems that build up in the soil.

New products

Featured products

Perennial Special

April 4 - 15

Ground covers, perennial herbs, popular succulents & flowering perennials on sale at both Johnson's locations!

4" - $3.99

Reg. Price $5.99

5.5" - $5.99

Reg. Price $7.99

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!