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
Closed for the Summer
We will reopen Tuesday, September 6th 2016
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.
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.
On this early February morning, the fireplace keeps us toasty as snowflakes fall on the garden. But tucked under that blanket of snow is the promise of spring. The January ‘thaw’ gave us the gift of warmth to work on trimming garden trees and cleaning up the perennial border, so we actually have a jump on spring chores. Our plants are snug under their winter cover, but if you peek under you see the Marsala (2015 color of the year) eyes of peonies, lake water blue iris beginning to green up and the welcoming jewels of hellebore buds.
'Falling' into Color
This past week has taught me that there really is ‘Summer in Kansas’ but until now gardening has been a pleasure. Summer color is still very high and the grass still green as we head into fall. Our upcoming season will be the perfect time to add new shrubs and perennials to our ever changing gardens.
During our month of rest (?) we potted two hundred iris with an emphasis on award winners and an artist’s palette of colors. ‘Orange Splash’ should satisfy all those orange lovers out there.