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Door opens to spring at Outdoor Living & Landscape Show

Fake grass has come to the Outdoor Living & Landscape Show.

The Grapevine (March 15)

Target has tapped three of the most popular pinners on Pinterest to create party ware collections for garden parties, luxury camping and craft-beer tastings.

Gardener’s almanac (March 15)

Plant – Broccoli, lettuce, potatoes (see more info below), radishes, peas, strawberries, rhubarb, turnips.

Get inspired at Outdoor Living and Landscape Show

If you have spring fever, the Outdoor Living and Landscape Show this weekend at Century II is one way to hurry winter on out the door and get inspired to get going on the yard.

Eager for spring planting? Let soil temperature guide you

Spring starts Thursday, and daylight saving time already has us feeling it. Wondering when you can start planting?

Zippered bed-linen bags get new uses

A few weeks ago I bought a new set of sheets. Now I can’t bring myself to get rid of the bag.

Outdoor Living and Landscape Show to include garden seminars

As extension agent Bob Neier points out, it’s a good thing the Outdoor Living and Landscape Show wasn’t the first weekend of March as it usually is.

Striving for quiet in a house full of modern gadgets

Machines that insinuate themselves into their surroundings, quietly monitoring your behavior, are troubling, but as far as I’m concerned, those that bombard you with reminders of their presence are just as bad.

4 most common landscape design mistakes

“It just doesn’t feel right,” one woman said during a landscaping consult. “It’s almost like there’s a disconnect somewhere.”

Gardener’s almanac (March 8)

Lawn weeds – Treatment of broadleaf weeds such as dandelions are most effective in late October to early November. But for those that escaped, you can spot treat in March if necessary, Ward Upham of K-State says. Make sure the temperature is at least 50 degrees; if it rains within 24 hours, the treatment will not be as effective, he says.

The Grapevine (March 8, 2014)

In knitting, mistakes can tie people in knots. That’s where “When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters” (Taunton Press, $22) comes in.

Homeowners find new living space with attic conversions

A well-designed attic conversion can transform uncomfortably hot – and cold – sloped-wall rooms into appealing sleeping and living spaces.

Bright ideas for outdoor furniture

Earthy hues that blend into the landscape tend to dominate the outdoor furniture market. Understated woods, metals and cushions are easy-to-incorporate neutral elements.

First step in organizing: Believe you can

A key step to becoming more organized is simply believing that we can do better, whether it’s having cleaner closets or better ways of solving problems.

Household tips, win a grill, when to repot plants and more

Getting labels off items can be a sticky job. Use a solution of half coconut oil and half baking soda to remove the residue.

Repairs to historic home helped land magazine feature

Steve and Joann Paul have contributed to the latest restoration of a Wichita treasure since they moved to Wichita from Garnett four years ago.

Plants wait out the darkest days

Plants and people can’t help but feel a bit wan this time of year, but things are brightening up already. Every day the sun is gradually moving higher in the sky, burning with increasing intensity and duration.

Gardener’s almanac (Feb. 15)

Houseplant care — As winter stretches on, take a quick check of your houseplants:

The fur is flying

The fur – actually wool – is flying in home decor.

Annie Calovich: How to get rid of mice

I remember trying to play the game Mouse Trap when I was little.

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