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
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.
2014 Spring Fever
As Eudora Welty stated, "I never want for anything in winter except spring." We have spent the long January days cozy by the fire, testing new soups and Jim winning at Gin Rummy. I think all of us are anxious for that first blossom of spring to show it's face. On sunny days in the greenhouse you can find Bill and I checking for tender new leaves on our Arums and flower buds on the new hellebore, Ballerina Ruffles, a gorgeous double ruffled pink. New hostas with names such as Gentle Giant and the King will take up space in the garden. Our spring iris will give the garden a splash of Easter egg color. Bill is also nurturing a wonderful selection of Japanese maples for the garden.
Are all of you feeling really lucky??? We certainly are, I think we won the weather lottery this summer. It is mid August and our windows are open. In the garden, summer flowers are still in great bloom and no crispy foliage in sight. The cool breeze has a scent of fall to it and I am thinking about digging in the soil again.
Ready for Spring
As we looked out upon our snow laden cedars last week the red winged blackbirds at the feeder gave us a reliable sign spring is not far behind. In the garden colorful hellebores and glistening snowdrops are blooming under twenty-four inches of white. Jim and Bill have been busy this winter moving around shelves in the shop and building a new staircase to the garden. Mary and Linda redesigned the tropical fairy garden and it is just delightful!