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Thinking Outside the House

March is a time of year when the weather is even more of a wild card than usual, but it’s a perfect time to start planning my summer gardens, and naturally, the library is my go-to place for ideas and information.

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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