Here are three ways to prune, Ward Upham of K-State says:
Forsythia x intermedia Kolgold (Magical Gold) has extra large (quarter-size), rich golden-yellow flowers and grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide.
Golden Peep (Courdijau) forsythia is a smaller, more compact form (1½ to 2½ feet tall and wide) with bright yellow flowers and yellow to purple fall color as a bonus.
A trio of introductions from Proven Winners: Show Off (Mindor), Show Off Starlet (Minfor6) and Show Off Sugar Baby (Nimbus). All three are compact; Show Off grows 5 to 6 feet tall, but the second two are dwarfs – Starlet grows 24 to 36 inches tall and wide, and Sugar Baby grows 18 to 30 inches tall and wide.
Cabbage, broccoli, endive, cauliflower, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, onions, peas, spinach, strawberries, rhubarb, turnips and beets. Be sure the soil is dry enough to be crumbly before you plant. Ward Upham of K-State gives these tips for planting:
Here is the seminar schedule:
9 a.m.: Frustrated With Fescue? by Butler County extension agent Larry Crouse
10 a.m.: Beautiful Plants That Need Less Water, by Scott Vogt of Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston
11 a.m.: Hellebores: The Gardeners Dream Plant, by master gardener Helen Pauls
Noon: Soup It Up! (how to grow, freeze and use produce to make soup), by master gardener Gerre Brown
1 p.m.: Attracting Bees and Butterflies, by Kay Neff of Neff Family Farm
2 p.m.: Planting a Succulent Dish Garden, by master gardener Lisa Barland
3 p.m.: Watering Plants and Not Your Sidewalk, by Riley County extension agent Greg Eyestone
4 p.m.: Fantastic Fragrant Shrubs, by Riley County extension agent Greg Eyestone
1 p.m.: Plant Mafia! (plants that are incompatible), by Lee Llammas of Harvest Greenhouse and master gardener Becky Freund
2 p.m.: Landscaping for the Birds, by Geary County extension agent Chuck Otte
3 p.m.: Hummingbirds of Kansas, by Geary County extension agent Chuck Otte
4 p.m.: The Coolest Way to Compost! by Harvey County extension agent Scott Eckert.