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.
Sometimes the best resource is a magazine. If you are looking for DIY project, or you need practical advice on purchasing tools, The Family Handyman is the magazine for you.
I wanted to try and find a new gardening book to read and I came across a really good one. If you like history, you will really love this book. The title of the book is Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf. This is a fascinating read that involves our founding fathers from the perspective of how [...]
Stop! Don’t throw away that moldy gourd! I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they just threw away their gourds when they started looking like this. Don’t do that next time. Under all that mold is a gem just waiting to be uncovered.
Learn the basics of floral design in this class presented by the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners.
I have really enjoyed having the Shawnee County Master Gardeners come to the library and we have two more programs in May that you might be interested in. The first is Herb Gardening. I love having fresh herbs right by my back door. They smell wonderful plus it is easy to get to them when [...]
We held a drawing in the Lawn and Garden Neighborhood for two ten dollar gift certificates. Congratulations to the winners.
The Master Gardeners of Shawnee County are having a plant sale on May 7th. The library is offering two gift certificates to be used to buy plants at this sale.