Plant pic blog

Growing Plants Under Artificial Lights

Gardening is one of my favorite past times.  I love being able to harvest the fruits/vegetables of my labor. Even though there is plenty of harvesting yet to do this year, winter will be here before you know it. Looking at my garden I can tell what worked and what didn’t work so well and […]

Grilling image blog


My mom did most of the cooking in he house while I was growing up, but my Dad was obsessed with grilling and trying to perfect certain barbecue recipes – I have a feeling this is the case for many people. He will actually be retiring next week, so I expect during my future visits […]

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Azalea Trails

There is a small town in Texas that has made gardening some what of a local tradition.  The Azalea Trails in Tyler, Texas has become well known in the area as the place to go if you want to experience some truly lovely floriculture. The Azalea Trail has been an annual tradition for more than 50 years […]


Make the Library Your Garden Center

If you missed us at last week’s Garden Show at the Kansas Expocentre, here are a few tips and tricks our librarians handed out to more than 600 people who stopped by our booth. Get a library card, and start using the gardening books mentioned in this post, plus hundreds others in our collection.


Planting for fall

Yes, I know it is still summer and yes, I know it is very hot out there. But now is the time to be thinking about planting your fall bulbs for spring color. By fall bulbs, I mean tulips, daffodils, crocus, allium and muscari (grape hyacinths).  I have been looking through catalogs and I have […]