I decided to share some of my personal gardening endeavors from the last couple of months. Gardening is one of my favorite past-times. It is such a satisfying feeling to know the plant I started from seed has now sprouted into flowers or vegetables as a direct result from the nurturing and care I have [...]
Author Valerie Easton has given you permission to let loose with your flower arranging. In her new book Petal & Twig: Seasonal bouquets with blossoms, branches, and grasses from your garden she encourages you to look closely at your own yard, find what is beautiful to you, and bring it inside. The simple joy of [...]
A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts including writing prompts about ideas for garden journals are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
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: [...]
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 [...]
Niche. It’s a funny word that has lots of different meanings and pronunciations. It can be a sheltered or private place, a place or activity best suited to a person or thing or even a habitat necessary for the existence of a species. Whether you say “neesh”, “nish” or “nitch” it means special.
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 [...]
Say “Hello!” to an easy-to-prepare meal that you can make with fresh vegetables and leftovers you might have. Go local and use farm-fresh eggs to make this meal even better.
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.
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.