So, with this really warm weather, is your garden growing like mine is? Let me qualify that. What is left of my garden from last year is growing like crazy. My lilacs are blooming right now and smell divine. My tulips have bloomed too and look beautiful. My japanese maple tree is just starting to […]
Our magazines do check out! The latest copy needs to stay in the building, but the rest of the issues are up for grabs. You can check out as many as you want for 7 days, so why not get some garden inspiration and advice from magazines? Here are a few articles I found interesting: […]
February is the month for Valentine’s Day and chocolate. But February is also the month when I start thinking about gardening. Why? Because the Kansas Lawn and Garden show is always in February. This year the date is February 17-19th. There is just so much to see at this show that it is just like […]
January isn’t a good month for gardening in Kansas. So why not use this time to plan changes and additions to your garden? The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has a wide variety of books on landscaping and garden design to inspire you. A couple of books that caught my eye were A Garden […]
Oh yes, I do know it is January. And who would think of doing gardening now? Well, most gardeners do because, if you are like me, the seed catalogs are coming. I must get at least 2 different seed catalogs a week. So, now is the time to be thinking of what you want to […]
I know that it is December and everyone is thinking about Christmas. But yesterday, I got my first seed catalog for the 2012 garden season. And I have to say I was very excited. And now that I am looking at the calendar, I have noticed that the Master Gardeners will be coming back for the […]
Winter is quickly approaching, and, according to weather forecasts, it’s going to be another brutal winter. Start planning now to stave off the winter blues by adding colorful plants around your home. One way you can do this is by forcing bulbs. The two easiest bulbs to grow indoors are paperwhites and amaryllis because they […]
With all this hot weather, my grass looks very bad. Dry and just plain crunchy. But help is on the way. The Master Gardeners will be here on Thursday, September 1st in the Marvin Auditorium from 7:00-8:00 pm talking about turf or as I call it grass. The Master Gardeners have been here many times this […]
Everyone that I know has to deal with some shade in their garden. I do but I don’t really know what plants to use in a shade garden. I have some hosta and astilbes and they are doing really well. But I would like to grow something else that has beautiful color. Well, on August […]
With this handy recipe from Heidi Swanson’s cooking blog, you can avoid the guilt (and pounds) that come with “eater’s remorse,” even as your taste buds tell you that you’re cheating. Best of all, most of these ingredients can come from your home garden.
When juggling the demands of summer, it’s easy to decide that mowing your lawn every other week is as good as your yard is going to get. But you don’t have to sacrifice your home landscaping needs to summer’s craze.