Well, we are coming to the end of the Lawn and Garden programs with the Master Gardeners. They have been here every month presenting at least once and sometimes twice on gardening and in particular gardening here in Kansas. I so appreciate the information they have given me especially with the hot summer that we [...]
Just a few weeks ago, the Master Gardeners had a program here at the library about fall lawn care. Well, they are coming back for a program on ornamental grasses on Oct. 18th 2012 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Ornamental grasses are grasses that are grown as ornamental plants. Some of the more [...]
So, let’s start with the pretty part of this blog post. On Thursday, August 2nd from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Anton Room, Jeff Hansen from the Kansas Native Plant Society will be here talking about native flowers here in Kansas. You will learn the fundamentals of wildflower identification and information on local wildflower walks will [...]
As some of you already know, raised garden beds are becoming a fast and easy way to do flower gardening and vegetable gardening. What is a raised garden bed? Well, they look like a box with soil in them. What is so great about this type of gardening is that there aren’t as many weeds [...]
Oh yes, I do know it is January. And who would think of doing gardening now? Well, most gardeners do because, if you are like me, the seed catalogs are coming. I must get at least 2 different seed catalogs a week. So, now is the time to be thinking of what you want to [...]
I know that it is December and everyone is thinking about Christmas. But yesterday, I got my first seed catalog for the 2012 garden season. And I have to say I was very excited. And now that I am looking at the calendar, I have noticed that the Master Gardeners will be coming back for the [...]
With all this hot weather, my grass looks very bad. Dry and just plain crunchy. But help is on the way. The Master Gardeners will be here on Thursday, September 1st in the Marvin Auditorium from 7:00-8:00 pm talking about turf or as I call it grass. The Master Gardeners have been here many times this [...]
Everyone that I know has to deal with some shade in their garden. I do but I don’t really know what plants to use in a shade garden. I have some hosta and astilbes and they are doing really well. But I would like to grow something else that has beautiful color. Well, on August [...]
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 [...]
We held a drawing in the Lawn and Garden Neighborhood for two ten dollar gift certificates. Congratulations to the winners.
The Master Gardeners of Shawnee County are having a plant sale on May 7th. The library is offering two gift certificates to be used to buy plants at this sale.