In this guide, landowners will find plant recommendations and resources specifically for northeast Kansas. The guide is designed to put necessary information all in one place – instructions, plant lists, plant and seed providers, available financial and planning assistance, reference gardens and prairies, and tips and advice from local landowners who have experience. The information is broken down into five publications specific to various goals:
Gardening with Native Plants: For those wishing to tuck some native plants into existing gardens or plant a small front yard or back yard native garden.
Landscaping with Native Plants: For those wishing to replace cool-season lawns, create large native gardens, or establish native wildflower meadows up to an acre in size.
Reconstructing Prairie: For those wishing to reconstruct prairie on old fields, pastures, or cropland.
Establishing Native Cropland Borders and Buffers: For those wishing to plant native forbs and grasses to border croplands in the agricultural landscape.
Restoring Prairie Remnants: For those wishing to restore or enhance degraded, remnant prairies.
These are available on the project website for Planting Natives in Northeast Kansas at (https://plantnativeks.weebly.com/). There, you can download for free any of five publications. The website will also feature plant lists, updates to cost-share programs and vendors, and progress reports from some of our neighbors’ native plant projects. Planting Natives in Northeast Kansas was funded in part by a grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council*.
* This project/program has been funded by a grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council. However, the content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council.