Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, the Shawnee County Extension Office provides information for all who live and work in Shawnee County –homeowners, lawn services, and nurseries. Subject matter specialists are prepared to provide you with non-biased, research-based information. If you have a garden-related problem, you can the Master Gardeners at 785-357-4769 for advice. [...]
Join a gardening club to get inspired, stay encouraged, and learn gardening tips.
Take a look at these inspiring websites to keep you motivated and up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in gardening.
Visit a botanical garden to relax and gather ideas for your own garden at these area locations. Many of the gardens provide information and tips for growing plants and flowers in Kansas.
Magazines are a great source for ideas and tips related to maintaining your lawn and garden. Read more to find out what magazines the library owns that you may check out.
I’ve recently become interested in the history of food – why have we eaten certain foods at certain times in our American and world history, and what does it all mean? Happily, our library carries a number of titles that answer these and other questions. In the time before Thanksgiving and other holidays it’s a [...]
Remember the old terrariums way back when? Well, they are popular again and with that popularity comes a new book by Tovah Martin entitled The New Terrarium. Martin is a well known author and is a contributor to Culivating Flowers on PBS. When plants live in an enclosed space, they thrive with very little care [...]
If you love to garden, then you probably have container gardens as well. I love to use container gardens as they provide me the flexibility to try different plants that otherwise I could not grow. A new book, The Container Gardener’s Bible by Joanna K. Harrison is quite good. There are many stunning photographs of different plants [...]
I have been getting many gardening catalogs lately which really makes me want to go out and start digging in my garden. However, it is only February which is just way to cold to do anything in the garden. So, I went online and found the most interesting website/blog http://awaytogarden.com/ This website is written by Margaret [...]
Every Christmas I have at least one amaryllis blooming in my house. This year I have two pink ones and they are just beautiful. With their big spectacular flowers, and their green foliage amaryllis is perfect for Christmas. My problem is how to make the bulb rebloom. I have looked in many gardening books as [...]
Y’all Come Eat by Jamie and Bobby Deen is the Deen brothers’ second cookbook, and in it they share their easiest, all-time favorite recipes. This book has recipes for weeknight and Sunday suppers, tailgating, entertaining, picnicing, and desserts for all occasions. There are photos of the finished products as well as behind-the-scenes photos of the [...]