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 […]
You don’t have to sacrifice your home landscaping needs to summer’s craze. Shawnee County Master Gardeners help you decide what to plant that will be low maintenance.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I wanted to try and find a new gardening book to read and I came across a really good one. If you like history, you will really love this book. The title of the book is Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf. This is a fascinating read that involves our founding fathers from the perspective of how […]