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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

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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.

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.

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.