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 | […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s show-and-tell time on All Booked Up. Guest co-host Bonnie walks us through her fairy desktop garden and shares how you can build your own. Look for inspiration to grow at the library.
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.
January isn’t a good month for gardening in Kansas. So why not use this time to plan changes and additions to your garden? The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has a wide variety of books on landscaping and garden design to inspire you. A couple of books that caught my eye were A Garden […]
I have really enjoyed having the Shawnee County Master Gardeners come to the library and we have two more programs in May that you might be interested in. The first is Herb Gardening. I love having fresh herbs right by my back door. They smell wonderful plus it is easy to get to them when […]
Before the farmers and the homesteaders, before the Kansa, the Pawnee and the Kiowa there was the little bluestem, the pale prairie coneflower and the butterfly-weed.