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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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Citizen Science and Your Yard

Share what you’re seeing in your yard, garden, or during your walks in the park.

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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 […]

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From Our Garden to Yours

Preview the Green Fair, and come along with the Green Team and see how we created seed paper that helps Monarch butterflies.

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Create a Wildlife-Friendly Habitat

Learn how to attract more birds and other pollinators to your yard this year.

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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.

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It’s Not Too Late!

On my morning walk today, I could feel the season beginning to shift from autumn to winter. This brings to mind all the things I want to do before it winter truly arrives! I definitely want to plant some spring-flowering bulbs, but I was concerned about whether it is getting too late to plant them.

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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.

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Migrating Monarchs

Monarchs are southbound to Mexico where they will overwinter. Watch for them as they continue to pass through Kansas on their journey.

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Squash Bugs & Beetles & Aphids, Oh My!

About this time of the summer you might be wondering if the bugs are going to leave anything in the garden for you! If you are like me, you’ll want to use a minimum of chemicals in the garden, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give in to insect pests.

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Grow with the Master Gardeners

Gear up for Spring by attending information-packed programs from the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners – at your library! Here is a glance at the various Master Gardener presentations this year at your library.

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Fall Garden Dreams

Fall is the time when most gardeners are cleaning up their garden beds, working on their compost piles, and planting some last minute spring-blooming bulbs. I’d like to suggest that Fall is also a perfect time to start a garden journal.

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