Growing and growing (at least some of my garden)

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 burst with those stunning leaves. But some of my plantings have not done well believe it or not. My clematis that I have had for many many years died sometime this winter. I only wish I knew why. It was very old and was a transplant from when I lived in Topeka. I have gone to the nurseries here in Topeka but all of their nursery plants have not arrived yet. They do have some but I am going to wait before I plant another clematis. And speaking of going to the nurseries, the two programs that the Master Gardeners are giving here at the library will be timely.

The first program is on herb gardening. I love herbs but I usually have them in pots. I would love to have a huge herb garden in my backyard and I am hoping the Master Gardeners will be able to help me with that. The herb garden program is scheduled for April 19, in the Marvin Auditorium 101C at 7:00 pm.

The other program, Amazing Annuals will be very timely especially the way the weather is looking. If this trend continues, we will be planting annuals much earlier than last year and the Master Gardeners will help you figure out some great annuals to plant in your garden. Don’t know the difference between an annual and a perennial? The Master Gardeners will be able to help you with that too. That program is scheduled for April 26, in the Anton Room at 7:00 pm.

I also wanted to let everyone know too that the wildflower program that Jeff Hansen was going to do in March has been rescheduled for August 2nd. There will be more details coming but he will be here to talk about wildflowers in Kansas.

I hope to see you at the herb and amazing annual programs. The Master Gardeners will be here to answer all of your questions. So, see you then!

  • Kim

    Our rosemary survived the “winter” and is growing like crazy!

  • Kathy Jennings

    Good for you Kim. I love rosemary; it is one of my favorite herbs. I just don’t think we had a cold enough winter to kill the plants that normally wouldn’t make it through the winter.