Lawn and Garden

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It’s Not Too Late!

On my morning walk today, I could feel the season beginning to shift from autumn to winter. This brings to mind all the things I want to do before it winter truly arrives! I definitely want to plant some spring-flowering bulbs, but I was concerned about whether it is getting too late to plant them.

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A Garden to Treasure

Topeka has many beautiful gardens and one of the most interesting is the Ward Meade Botanical Garden located on the grounds surrounding Ward Meade house built in 1860.


Migrating Monarchs

Monarchs are southbound to Mexico where they will overwinter. Watch for them as they continue to pass through Kansas on their journey.

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Squash Bugs & Beetles & Aphids, Oh My!

About this time of the summer you might be wondering if the bugs are going to leave anything in the garden for you! If you are like me, you’ll want to use a minimum of chemicals in the garden, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give in to insect pests.

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Grow with the Master Gardeners

Gear up for Spring by attending information-packed programs from the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners – at your library! Here is a glance at the various Master Gardener presentations this year at your library.

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Fall Garden Dreams

Fall is the time when most gardeners are cleaning up their garden beds, working on their compost piles, and planting some last minute spring-blooming bulbs. I’d like to suggest that Fall is also a perfect time to start a garden journal.

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Monarch Migration

Monarch butterflies are migrating through Kansas.

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A Monarch Waystation at the Library

Create a beautiful garden for the Monarch and other pollinators.

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Master Gardeners: Roses and Vegetable Problems

We have two exciting Lawn & Garden programs in June for you to look forward to! Come to the library on June 12, 2014 7:00-8:00PM in Marvin Auditorium 101C for “Roses,” and June 26, 2014 7:00-8:00PM in Marvin Auditorium 101C for “Vegetable Problems, Diseases, and Pests.” Both programs are presented by the Master Gardeners of […]


Use the Library for Spring Planting Inspiration

Use library books, DVDs and magazines and attend a whole slew of gardening programs. Use the library and save your money for the garden store.

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Grow with the Master Gardeners at the Library

The Master Gardeners bring you tried-and-true techniques to growing a great garden. You’ll harvest so many scrumptious fresh foods that your kids, and even your neighbors, will want to help you pick your garden vegetables.

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Master Gardeners at the Library!

If you are starting to think about your Spring garden and need help, have no fear! Master Gardeners will be back in 2014 for a great series of programs. Here is a quick list of what you can expect almost every month – sometimes even twice a month! Thursday October 24, 2013 | 7-8:00PM | […]


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