A Walk-About the Topeka & Shawnee County Library

It is a beautiful Kansas day.The sun is shining and there is a light southerly breeze. What a great day to do a walk-about with Coop, the Library’s Maintenance Associate Extraordinaire. Coop has worked fulltime at the library since May 1996 taking care of the Library’s landscape. The Gilbraltar Bush Clover is a deciduous shrub that […]

Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Portland has a climate similar to Japan which makes Portland an ideal city for a Japanese garden. When you enter a Japanese garden the desired effect is to have a sense of peace, harmony, tranquility and feeling apart of nature. Three of the essential elements are stone, the bones of the landscape; water, the life-giving […]

Need to Eat More Vegetables?

I’m guessing the answer is a resounding YES to that question. I definitely know I need more vegetables in my diet. So guess what!?! This is the season for the best meals ever! I am positively giddy when fresh local vegetables and fruit start showing up in the produce isles and, even better, at our farmer’s markets in town.