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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.

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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.

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.

Great Grilled Cheese

Love grilled cheese? Try these ideas to make the best grilled cheese sandwich!