Growing in a New Year

Photo credit: Chiot’s Run / CC BY-N

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. If you’re already counting down the 96 or so days to the predicted last frost date, you need this!

The first program coming up in January is Starting Seeds presented by Extension Horticulture Agent, Jamie Kidd. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to give your plants a head start and save money. Come join us at either session,  10 a.m. or 7 p.m.,  Thursday, January 19 at the library.

The Master Gardeners are people who have a love of gardening and enjoy sharing their knowledge with their community. In fact, their motto is “Improving our community through horticulture.” Anyone who is interested can become a Master Gardener, whether you already know a lot about gardening or want to learn more. Find out how at any program or by contacting the Extension office at 785-232-0062.

2017 Master Gardener Programs

All programs are at 7–8 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise noted

  • January 19 – Starting Seeds (at 10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.)
  • February 16 – Recycled Materials
  • March 2 – Trees
  • March 30 – Spring Lawn Care (at 10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.)
  • April 6 – Grandma’s Tomatoes
  • April 13 – Planting for Curb Appeal
  • April 27 – Herbs: Growing and Using
  • May 4 – Vegetable Gardens
  • May 18 – Gardens of the Master Gardeners
  • June 1 – Exciting New Plants, Roses and Shrubs for 2017
  • June 15 – Master Gardeners History
  • July 13 – Bees and Butterflies
  • August 17 – Monarchs, Milkweeds and Waystations
  • August 24 – Fall Lawn Care
  • September 7 – Composting
  • September 14 – Bulb Planting for Spring
  • October 5 – Perennials & Evergreens
  • November 9 – Winter Interest: Landscape for the Holiday

Additional photo credit: Eden and Josh / CC BY-NC-SA

Donna Casey

I work in Circulation as a senior library associate. I love mysteries, traveling, gardens and libraries. My favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Peters, Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben, but I enjoy any well-plotted mystery.