Time to start your handcrafted gifts

Check out suggestions on art/craft projects for holiday gifts. If you start now, you won’t need to hurry to finish them in time.

Attracting backyard birds

Enjoy the outdoors through your windows this winter by attracting birds to your yard.

Quilting outside of the block

Most of us think of quilts as cozy blankets that Grandma used to make, but there’s a whole new world of quilting techniques and materials out there!

Dryland Gardens and No-Mow Yards

We’ve all grown used to the ideal of a lush green lawn surrounding our homes, but there are exciting new landscaping alternatives.

Artists and Crafters Unite!

We are fortunate to have many creative people in our community – so we have a wonderful variety of arts and crafts groups that meet regularly! Joining an art or craft group might provide just the creative outlet you need.

Love Your Mother (Earth)

These days, more and more folks are making a conscious choice to protect the environment – including the good people of Topeka.

Great New Gardening Reads

What to do when it’s too cold/snowy/wet to work in the garden? That’s the perfect time to browse new gardening books!

Your Home as your Blank Canvas

Your home is like your blank canvas, and every choice you make is like putting another daub of paint on your masterpiece.

Gardening in the Fall – and Beyond!

Flowers, bushes, and trees aren’t the only things you can plant in the fall. Ever wished you could have fresh greens in the winter? Year-round gardening is not just a dream. You can do it, and fall is the time to get started.

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Books as Art? Yes!

Make books! I don’t mean write them, I mean construct them.

Grow a Beautiful Garden – in Containers!

Believe it or not, it’s easy to plant and maintain beautiful container gardens. You might not think so. Maybe you don’t have enough time, energy, or space for a full garden. Or you have limited physical abilities, and/or crawling around in the dirt (and chiggers!) is not your idea of a good time. You’d like […]