Use the Library for Spring Planting Inspiration

Even before the ground thaws, make plans to create a beautiful retreat in your yard. Make our Lawn & Garden Neighborhood your first stop in preparing your spring garden. You will discover easy-to-find books on topics that interest you, plus DVDs and pamphlets on programs associated with gardening and lawn care in Topeka.

One of the most anticipated program series of the year here at the library features the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners. The library’s partnership with the Master Gardeners provides you with expert information on a variety of topics including starting seeds, pruning, herb gardens and even attracting butterflies to your yard. This monthly program is a perfect time to ask an expert about a gardening issue that’s been on your mind.

If you are itching to get your green thumb going, you won’t want to miss Master Gardener presentations, ranging in topic from roses to pumpkins. Master Gardeners are volunteers and trained representatives of Kansas State University. The Shawnee County Extension office is located at 1740 SW Western Ave.

Upcoming garden programs (all programs are at 7pm and in Marvin Auditorium unless otherwise noticed):

April 10 | Growing Tomatoes
April 24 | Flowers
May 8 | Shade Gardening
May 22 | Container Gardening
June 12 | Roses
June 26 | Vegetable Diseases/Pests
July 10 | Drought Tolerance
August 7 | Fall Lawn
August 14 | Fall Vegetable Garden

Try these recommendations from our Lawn & Garden Neighborhood:

lawn-bibleGuide to Pruning by Cass Turnbull
The Pruning Answer Book by Lewis Hill and Penelope Sullivan
The Pruner’s Bible by Steve Bradley
The Lawn Bible by David R. Mellor
The Organic Lawn Care Manual by Paul Tukey
Rebecca’s Garden DVD

erin (1 of 1)-5Let the library help make your life (and yard) more awesome! Need to dig deep into the collection? Schedule a one-on-one with me, your Lawn and Garden librarian.

Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.