<![CDATA[Home & Garden News | The Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/ en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:21 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:21 CDT Home & Garden 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com A guide to choosing and storing farmers market produce http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91189907.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:12:23 CDT

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Farmers Market Series: How to pick out the perfect peach http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91247402.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:58:04 CDT http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91247402.html Hot Property: Actors profit from shot of reality http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91338802.html#storylink=rss At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have little in common with model and reality television personality Kendall Jenner. But as history has shown in star-studded L.A., real estate has a way of bringing different celebrity circles together.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL J. LEITEREG ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91338802.html
Being a stay-at-home mom is not a happy job for some http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article91212797.html#storylink=rss SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. - Trading in an overbearing boss, a killer commute and a gray cubicle to become a stay-at-home parent may seem as if you've won the lottery.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DANIELLE BRAFF ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article91212797.html
Where have all the butterflies gone? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article91041272.html#storylink=rss While other insects prosper, butterflies have been absent

Dry winter, hot June are among the possible reasons

Numbers are starting to pick up, but monarch forecast is poor

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Thinking pink: Bold designs bring the hot pastel home http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969222.html#storylink=rss Stop panicking: It's really just light red.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ELAINE MARKOUTSAS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969222.html
On Gardening: Variegated tapioca, an award winning landscape thriller http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969217.html#storylink=rss The variegated tapioca continues to be one of the hottest plants in the garden. First and foremost it is an incredibly showy plant, but the real impetus may have been that it was chosen as a Texas Superstar Award Winner and placed extremely high in University of Georgia trials.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969217.html
Diggin' In: Aging in place calls for strategic planning http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969297.html#storylink=rss Downsizing is not an easy decision - but a smart one if you know deep in your heart it's the right step toward aging in place.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969297.html
Living Smart: 5 Kinds of roofing shingles to choose from http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969372.html#storylink=rss It's important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each roofing material, as well as consult with a local roofing contractor to determine which shingles work best for your house and in your part of the country. Here's a look at some commonly used roofing materials:

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Your Place: Decks, and the care thereof http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969387.html#storylink=rss I no longer have a deck, but the memories of how needy those structures could be over the long haul linger.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN J. HEAVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90969387.html
Hobbies: Turn seashells into nautical succulent planters http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232252.html#storylink=rss Succulents are the perfect plant because they don't require too much attention and they can be planted virtually anywhere as long as it's sunny! Plus, they come in so many varieties, each one chic and unique. This DIY brings a little bit of the beach into your garden by turning seashells into succulent planters.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DENA FISHBEIN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232252.html
Style at Home: Pleasure under glass: Simple food styling tricks http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232297.html#storylink=rss When it comes to entertaining, I live by my friend Marsee's motto: presentation over preparation. You can serve even the simplest of fare to friends, but if you do so with panache, it will knock their socks off. Styling sensational food spreads is a lot easier than you think when you have:

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY CAROL GARRITY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232297.html
Rethink your yard &#239;&#191;&#189; and love it http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232292.html#storylink=rss SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For almost 27 years, Danny and Dorothy Delgado pulled into the driveway of their Parkway Estates home without a glance at their front yard.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBBIE ARRINGTON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232292.html
Treasures: Print of Parkinson photo in better shape than most http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232327.html#storylink=rss Dear Helaine and Joe:

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Ask Angie: Who's responsible for sealing grout on new tile? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232357.html#storylink=rss Dear Angie: Isn't it standard to seal new grout after it's placed? If so, isn't it reasonable to expect a quality construction place to do this automatically? They've said they don't do that. The homeowner has to do it.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANGIE HICKS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232357.html
Random acts of tiling http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232362.html#storylink=rss My house's next owner in some distant future might choose to whitewash over my attempts at creativity.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232362.html
A San Francisco family unplugs &#239;&#191;&#189; and connects &#239;&#191;&#189; at a fabulous summer beach home http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232432.html#storylink=rss SEATTLE - Kristen's big-city friends are curious: What does one do, exactly, at a South Sound beach house ... all ... summer ... long?

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANDY DENEAU DUNHAM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232432.html
Plumber: Kitchen faucets have two-in-one options http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232427.html#storylink=rss Q: Dear Ed, I live in an apartment with a small kitchen sink. I want to upgrade my kitchen faucet and have read your past columns about installing a separate beverage faucet to deliver filtered water to the sink. Since I can only fit one faucet, do they make a kitchen faucet that also has a built-in filter option? I don't want to add any attachments to my new faucet.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ED DEL GRANDE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232427.html
Coffee tables by AndTradition show the mixed-materials trend done right http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232462.html#storylink=rss Mixing materials, particularly in unlikely combinations, is an appropriate interior-design trend for the Internet age. After all, many of the online tools favored by design-obsessed people - Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram - are inherently collagelike, allowing users to pull together a range of images, ideas and inspiration from various corners of the web and organize them in one place. Why not, then, boldly combine disparate elements when decorating the rooms of your home? Or, for a lesser commitment, go for a single, statement-making piece of furniture that does just that?

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURA PEARSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232462.html
Home Fix: Questions on skylights http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232547.html#storylink=rss Q: I have Wasco-thermalized skydomes on my roof that have never been completely watertight. Rather than being flush-mounted at the roofline, they are mounted on boxes similar to dormers and elevated from the roof. The inside of the box is clad with Sheetrock, and the exterior is Dryvit. The tops of the boxes have been flashed to prevent moisture intrusion where the dome fits over the box, and the box is step flashed and counter flashed at the roofline. All the skydomes are new, as is the roof. Despite all this, I still am having occasional problems, i.e. drips or damp spots on the interior walls. My roofer has given up, and I have become somewhat resigned to the occasional drip.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By C. DWIGHT BARNETT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232547.html
Design Recipes: Black, red and cream is a hot color combination http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232552.html#storylink=rss Take one look at the fashions models strut down the designer runways and at one point you are bound to catch a glimpse of the color combination black, red and cream. Is blending these colors together new? No. But seeing the colors paired together in home decor is currently on trend.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CATHY HOBBS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232552.html
9 tips for totally on-trend gender-neutral rooms http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232622.html#storylink=rss We love rooms that break rules. One of our favorite emerging trends in the world of decor is the aesthetic that seamlessly blends masculine and feminine points of design. Gender-neutral living is the ultimate inclusive aesthetic. Fluidly merging clean architecture with punctuations of organic allure, the look has something for everyone. Those living with others know that marrying personal style can be a challenge. That's why we've enlisted the expertise of one of our favorite companies for a master class in the art of unisex cool. New York-based TRNK is on a self-professed mission to bring new converts (bachelors, take note) into the interior-obsessed fold. Their artfully curated site routinely dishes up some of the best emerging artisanal brands alongside wallet-friendly staple pieces and one-of-a-kind works of art. Here to school you in the art of adaptation is TRNK co-founder Tariq Dixon. We thought we knew every trick in the book, but Dixon's tastemaker's eye offered us some brand-new insights.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JILLIAN KNOX FINLEY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232622.html
Yardsmart: Inspired by the boma http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232692.html#storylink=rss Nomadic tribes in Africa raise livestock amid the most ferocious predatory mammals in the world. Keeping their families goats and cattle safe, particularly at night, is not easy. Long ago, the kraal was devised by cutting wickedly sharp thorny brush to stack into a dense, round enclosure for protecting both human and animal overnight. During colonial times, the word "boma" was applied to these uniquely circular enclosures made of local materials throughout Africa.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MAUREEN GILMER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article90232692.html
Farmers Market Series: How to pick out good tomatoes http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89925162.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:44:49 CDT http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89925162.html Farmers Market Series: How to pick out a good cucumber http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89913752.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:15:24 CDT http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89913752.html Wichita gardener’s almanac for July 16, 2016 http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89802807.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:43:19 CDT

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Hot Property: Wave goodbye to an ocean view http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89928722.html#storylink=rss LOS ANGELES-Having moved on to larger accommodations in Hancock Park earlier this year, Damon Wayans is ready to part with his ocean view on the Westside. The comic actor has put his condo in Santa Monica on the market for $6.5 million.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL J. LEITEREG ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89928722.html
Warm, rainy weather is trouble for tomatoes http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89673032.html#storylink=rss Largest tomatoes sought for Tomato Day contest next weekend

Bugs, diseases, root damage hamper harvest

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What's it really like to live in a 267-square-foot house? A Minnesota family tells all http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89523112.html#storylink=rss FARIBAULT, Minn. - Kim Kasl is raising two young children without benefit of washer, dryer or TV.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KIM PALMER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article89523112.html