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Babied barrier keeps Bermuda at bay

How did I get by this long without knowing about a gas-powered edger?

DIY bloggers update home, with help from TV design pro

Last year, Bruno Bornsztein and Alicia Lacy did something controversial: They painted the dark-stained woodwork in their century-old Dutch Colonial a crisp white.

Garden tour this weekend

What: Tour of seven area home gardens and one community garden, sponsored by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners

What is your favorite garden tool?

The scuffle hoe is one of master gardener Everett Price’s favorite garden tools. What is yours? An ergonomic shovel? A cart that you’ve rigged up to hold everything? Send a brief description along with your name and daytime phone number to acalovich@wichitaeagle.com by Friday and you may be included in a future story.

Gardener’s almanac (May 17)

Plant – Beans, cucumbers, eggplants, melons, peppers, lettuce, okra, pumpkins (wait until mid- to late June for Halloween-timed harvest), sweet corn, squash, tomatoes.

The Grapevine (May 17)

You can find out all about hostas and other shade plants and buy them and other garden items May 24 at Hostapalooza at the Extension Center, 21st and Ridge Road.

Master gardeners’ tour begins next weekend

I wonder what the ducks are going to do during the garden tour.

How to plant tomatoes

The weather went straight into summer with a record-setting vengeance, and master gardener Everett Price planted tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe seeds and peppers — while watering like crazy.

Flower shows, daylily sale part of Mother’s Day at Botanica

An iris show, a rose expo and a daylily sale will be part of the festivities when attendance is free for mothers Sunday at Botanica.

Gardener’s almanac (May 10)

Plant – Beans, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, lettuce, okra, pumpkins (wait until mid- to late June for Halloween-timed harvest), sweet corn, squash, tomatoes.

The Grapevine (May 10)

One hundred quilts will be on display – some of them up in the trees – at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine on Sunday. The quilt show will feature vintage and handmade quilts and will precede a concert on Mother’s Day afternoon. Gates will open at 2 p.m.; admission is $10 (children free).

Figuring out the watering drill for dry times in the lawn, garden

Tell me if it happened, and I just missed it.

When to find what at the farmers market

If you love asparagus, now’s the time to get it at Wichita’s farmers markets.

The Grapevine (May 3)

This week in the garden: Low temperatures and hail threats delayed some planting again this week. Master gardener Everett Price’s tomatoes were ready to go into the ground, and he planned to plant cucumber and cantaloupe seed directly in the garden, as well as pepper transplants and sweet corn as it warms up again.

Gardener’s almanac (May 3)

Plant – Beans, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, lettuce, okra, pumpkins (wait until mid- to late June for Halloween-timed harvest), sweet corn, tomatoes.

Eastborough makeover to be on Junior League kitchen tour

Jon and Kathy Rosell are empty-nesters who keep their grown kids close: They try to have their sons and their families over for dinner every Sunday evening.

New farmers market among those opening in May

The dawning of May next week brings Herb Day and the opening of more farmers markets, including a new one on an urban farm in northeast Wichita.

The big bloom: Trees thick with flowers in Wichita area

The past week has been particularly floriferous for the Wichita area. People are saying that their redbuds and whitebuds, to name but two examples, have never been thicker with blooms.

Gardener’s almanac (April 26, 2014)

Plant – Collards, chard, carrots, melons, lettuce, sweet corn.

French tarragon, herb of the year, to star at Herb Day on May 3

Hyatt Regency executive chef Paul Freimuth will demonstrate how to cook with herbs, including the herb of the year, at the 19th annual Herb Day celebration May 3 at the Extension Education Center, 21st and Ridge Road.

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