Welcome to Red Cedar Country Gardens!
A Garden Boutique and Nursery in Stilwell, Kansas
Where to Find Us
Red Cedar Gardens is located South of Overland Park, Kansas
7895 West 183rd Street, Stilwell, KS 66085
Opening for Spring Season March 14th, 2017
Nestled in a grove of Red Cedar trees, our small, family owned nursery has been a source of inspiration since the late 1980’s. We specialize in unusual annuals, perennials and shrubs hardy to our Midwest climate. We offer a wide selection of miniature shrubs and have an extensive hosta collection.
Glimpses of Spring
Spring 2017....where does time go? I have been writing this letter for over 30 years and cannot remember a February so dry. I hope all of you have been watering during this warm spell. The weather has certainly given me the garden fever. I didn't even bug Jim to send me to Santa Fe! I've been cleaning up my hellebores as they are blooming under the leaves. I am going to hope for no more bitterly cold days. Inside the greenhouse, the prettiest hellebores we have ever grown are blooming at this time. And a new crop of 'Red Charm' peonies have big fat buds. With bright hues of purple and blushes of coral the heucheras are nearly ready for planting in the garden.
Dear Gardening Friends: The days of crisp mornings have begun and are so welcome. The gardens look great despite those hot, dry days of July and August. The rain has given a fresh look to the garden and we thankfully did not have much of those strong storms some of you experienced. Fall planting is upon us and we will have some beautiful choices of peonies in late September.
We have been trying to keep our hands out of the dirt these warm, late winter days, but the garden just had an extra early clean up. Those tender plants will just have to toughen up. Tiny crocus and iris say spring is really on the way. So do those new wedding series of hellebores with lots of ruffled blooms and the exotic foliage of arum italicum catches your eye across the greenhouse. A new batch of unusual pixie plants for fairy gardens are reaching for the sun, and our selection of tropical ferns give the greenhouse a painter's palette of Irish green.