to open for display
There will be another colorful display with thousands of tulips blooming in the Topeka yard of Jerold and Joan Binkley again this year.
The Binkley yard, which was featured last year in the Garden Spot, will be open for Tulip Time through next Sunday.
The yard features 25,000 tulips, more than 15,000 daffodils, 60 flowering trees and hundreds of shrubs.
All proceeds from a tour of the garden will benefit Topeka Beautification, a nonprofit group that provides landscape materials for projects in the Topeka area.
The Binkleys' tulip garden is at 4536 S.W. Elevation Lane and may be reached by driving west from Gage Boulevard on Southwest 45th Street, or by driving east on Southwest 47th Street from Wanamaker Road. Admission to Tulip Time is $3 for adults, children 12 and under are admitted free. Groups are welcome and reservations for large groups may be made by calling (785) 478-4624.
specialist to speak
The Lawrence Flower Club will play host to a special presentation by Gus van der Hoeven, K-State Extension specialist in landscape design. Van der Hoeven, who has been called the Netherland's gift to Kansas, will share pointers on several horticultural design elements including unity, variety, balance, repetition, texture and color, and proportion and scale. The public is welcome to attend this event at 1:30 p.m. at the South Park Recreation Center. Gathering time is 1 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.