5 Gardening Trends for 2017

Here’s the scoop on popular trends in the garden for 2017, according to Garden Design, Country Living, and Sunset magazines.

Growing in a New Year

Get ready for spring with programs on everything from starting seeds to new plants for 2017, to perennials and evergreens presented by Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners

Plant Now for Wow Later

If you want your yard or garden to pop with color next spring, now is the time to make that happen. It’s time to plant spring flowering bulbs: crocus, hyacinth, snowdrops, tulips, daffodils and more.

My Tennessee Vacation

It was time for another family reunion and this year we met in Sevierville, Tennessee – birthplace of Dolly Parton. It was a great area to be in with lots to see and do. Read the article to find out more!

Things to do at the Green Fair

Besides visiting with our Green Fair exhibitors and picking up information, there’s a lot of other things going on at the same time. Here are just a few.

Live Green

Come to the Green Fair, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. If you’ve been wanting to move toward a greener life, this is a gotta-be-there event for you.

What’s New in the Travel Neighborhood

Two new books in the Travel Neighborhood offer looks into very different routes of travel. For the more conventional traveler we have travel by train and for the more adventurous traveler, the Silk Road.

2016 Master Gardener Programs @ Your Library

Ready to get growing in the new year? Anyone who has ever tried to grow anything knows it’s not as easy as it looks. Luckily, the Master Gardeners are here to help with tried and true tips and practical advice for everyone from the novice to the old hand. Join us for the first program of 2016, Starting Seeds, Thursday, January 7 here at your library, 7 – 8 pm.

A Garden to Treasure

Topeka has many beautiful gardens and one of the most interesting is the Ward Meade Botanical Garden located on the grounds surrounding Ward Meade house built in 1860.

Celebrate Apples and History

Crisp fall weather is on its way and soon it will be time to celebrate a Topeka tradition for 36 years. The annual Apple Festival at Ward-Meade Park and Old Prairie Town is just around the corner.

Superhero Travel

Vacation with the superheroes when you travel to one of these great destinations. Oh, and be sure to pack your wrinkle-free cape and an extra pair of tights… maybe a magic lasso… an extra mask…