About Grassland Gardens

Nursery & Flower Farm - Ornamental Grass Specialists, Drought-Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs, and Landscape Design Plans

 

Grassland Gardens Nursery & Flower FarmGrassland Gardens was started in 1997 by Trish Remley when the business focused on growing and arranging dried florals. That second year, the first ornamental grasses were planted in the field for which the next 20 years would be a major focus. Grass varieties were trialed, dug and, divided to fill grass ordered placed at the annual Fall Field Days weekend and throughout the fall. Soon perennial flowers were added with a focus on drought tolerance and again trialed in our gardens to make note of their toughness & suitability. Flowering shrubs were added to plant offerings with an emphasis on native and/or Proven Winners (PW). Proven Winners are rigorously tested and chosen for their supreme quality, performance, and low maintenance.

Grain BinWith the development of many display gardens over the years, Trish was asked to design gardens and has been doing so since 2005. She personally loves art of all kinds and garden design is truly working with nature in a sense to create a canvas. Just as with all kinds of art, there are many kinds of gardens. Trish favors what she calls “organized chaos” – a natural look with a bit of structure. She of course works with the ideas & desires of each client to achieve an intended result.

Pergola Fall GrassA little background: Trish is a native of western Massachusetts. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts and a master of science degree in agronomy with a research emphasis in soil erosion from Purdue University. Summers during undergraduate years were spent working on a large vegetable farm in the Connecticut River Valley. Trish and her husband Chad and their three children arrived at their present property in Kansas in the Spring of 1996. Chad, a soil scientist, has worked for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in various roles since 1987. He is fond of growing fruit as evidenced by his small orchard, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, and raspberry plantings.

Grassland Gardens Nursery & Flower Farm ToursThe culmination of the above background and 24 years of experimental growing in North Central Kansas has resulted in the current focus of Grassland Gardens on providing drought tolerant perennials, ornamental grasses, and flowering shrubs with an emphasis on pollinator friendly, native, and native cultivars. Grassland Gardens continues to evolve, experiment, and strive to create living art.