<![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 Rose heights, diseases shoot up this summer http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article87051142.html#storylink=rss Prune and fertilize roses by Aug. 1

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New master gardeners sought in Sedgwick County http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86405702.html#storylink=rss Informational meeting Aug. 1 at Extension office

Volunteers will attend classes on Thursdays during fall

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Is it poison ivy? Take the quiz http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85814872.html#storylink=rss Test your poison-ivy-identification skills

Other plants can be mistaken for the itchy one

“Leaves of three, let it be”

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Keeping annuals blooming, holes in leaves, tomato diseases, garden events http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85838657.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:02:03 CDT

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There's a lot of work that goes into owning a vacation home http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86822917.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - When retired judge Robert Colville and his wife, Janet, became empty-nesters in the mid-1980s and downsized to a townhouse, they also decided to buy a second home outside the city that was big enough to accommodate large family gatherings.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TIM GRANT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86822917.html
On Gardening: Abuse-free crape myrtles http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823077.html#storylink=rss A 300-foot long crape myrtle allee is a sight to behold especially when it is in full bloom as it happens to be right now. While the visitors are shocked, if not mesmerized by the amount of blooming color, they are equally stunned to know we don't prune. You see, most gardeners think that pruning gives you more flower canopy, but it simply isn't so.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823077.html
Diggin' In: Legos exhibit connects with nature at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823102.html#storylink=rss The big bumblebee weighs 60 pounds. The dramatic dragonfly features a 3 1/2-feet wingspan. A regal red rose stands seven feet tall.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823102.html
Living Smart: Who to hire to repair or install a garage door? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823177.html#storylink=rss When it's time to buy and install a new garage door or if your door needs a few repairs, it's important to hire an established, dependable company for the task. A shoddy installation or incomplete repairs can lead to an unsafe environment. To make sure you work with the best, review these tips to hiring a garage door professional.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STACI GIORDULLO ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86823177.html
Smarthome gadgets: Porch light has built-in surveillance http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86671207.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:29:39 CDT

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Gardener turns weed into decorative arch: Gardener’s Almanac http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86544107.html#storylink=rss When to treat for grubs, dig potatoes, plus coming garden events

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Nearly 60 years &#239;&#191;&#189; and a redefining remodel &#239;&#191;&#189; later, a lakefront home is ready for its (second) close-up http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155312.html#storylink=rss BELLVUE, Wash. - Like a child star of the built environment, Marty and Pam Vowels' naturally photogenic Bellevue home achieved fame at an early age. Adorable in youth, the precocious showpiece by architect Roland "Ron" Wilson appeared in the June 15, 1958, edition of The Seattle Times' magazine, "Sunday Color Rotogravure Pictorial." (Catchy!) In one of three black-and-white photos, its decks stretch toward Lake Washington behind a craggy landscape of waterfalls, paths and rock gardens.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANDY DENEAU DUNHAM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155312.html
Ask Angie: How to clean an acrylic bathtub correctly http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155392.html#storylink=rss Dear Angie: I have a dirty-looking area on bottom of my acrylic bathtub ... and am sure it is from my hard water. The tub is just now being used daily. I know I cannot use regular products like CLR or Lime-A-Way. I have tried ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and a mixture of all three - no luck. Any suggestions?

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANGIE HICKS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155392.html
Victorian-era cleaning methods still work in today's households http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155412.html#storylink=rss Long before organizational guru Marie Kondo was espousing her popular KonMari method and TV shows such as "Hoarders: Buried Alive" were entertaining audiences (exploiting mental illness?) with tales of unchecked accumulation, British households of the Victorian and Edwardian eras (circa 1837-1910) and beyond were already hip to the life-changing magic of tidying up.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAURA PEARSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86155412.html
Gardener Brie Arthur shows how to create an edible, beautiful garden http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86189757.html#storylink=rss RALEIGH, N.C. - Traditionally, farming and country life go hand in hand: In the popular imagination, agriculture and hands-on, dirt-in-the-fingernails cultivation happen well outside urban centers, where there's space and where the air is clean. Yet a new narrative has emerged, one of rooftop gardens and reclaimed green spaces in places like Brooklyn and Raleigh. Modern small farmers seek both.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CORBIE HILL ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86189757.html
Design Recipes: Do's and don'ts of picking the perfect side chair http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86189762.html#storylink=rss While much time is often spent selecting the ideal sofa to anchor a space, all too often the side chair used in a living space is considered an afterthought. Not so. Side chairs can and should be treated as a primary piece of furniture that can add a space's finishing touch. Here are some tips on how to purchase the perfect side chair to enhance your home.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CATHY HOBBS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86189762.html
Pa. woman devotes 38 years to her hidden garden http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190412.html#storylink=rss ROSS, Pa. - All gardens are ephemeral, most lasting only as long as a gardener tends them. Sue Colaizzi has been working on her garden in Ross for 38 years - and she's not done.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SUSAN BANKS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190412.html
Divide irises for better blooming http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190417.html#storylink=rss I had a note from a disappointed gardener recently, sad over the poor showing this spring of her bearded irises. The clump that had performed well in previous years produced no flowers.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NANCY BRACHEY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190417.html
Plumber: Looking to tune out while taking a shower http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190422.html#storylink=rss Q: Dear Ed, I am a young professional soon to be moving into my first apartment. My dad said he will install a new showerhead for me as a gift and wants me to pick one out. I have heard about the new showerheads that play music and would like a little information. Also, are these showerheads easy to install?

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ED DEL GRANDE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190422.html
Treasures: Longcase clock has lost monetary value http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190982.html#storylink=rss Dear Helaine and Joe:

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HELAINE FENDELMAN AND JOE ROSSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86190982.html
Style at Home: Watermelon, lemon hot summer colors http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86192252.html#storylink=rss I love to change up the look of my interior spaces with each new season, tweaking my bedding, furnishings and displays just a bit to give them a fresh new feel. If you want to join me by embracing the glory of summer in your home, look to your favorite things about summer for inspiration. You don't have to go farther than your fruit bowl for a decorating muse that will give your home extra zip this season:

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY CAROL GARRITY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86192252.html
Home Fix: Repair or replace cedar shingles http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86193262.html#storylink=rss Q: We are wanting to purchase a 1980s-era home that has cedar shingles. I have asked several different roofers for a price to repair the shingles but every one of them said they will have to replace the shingles and add new underlayment. It's like they are all talking to each other and comparing ideas. Is it true the shingles need to be removed?

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By C. DWIGHT BARNETT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86193262.html
6 ways to be a better roommate http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86194512.html#storylink=rss I write this article with the seasoned wisdom of a reformed "bad" roommate. I spent four years of college balancing stained coffee cups atop dirty-dish towers with the shrewd precision of a true slob. I mastered the art of not doing laundry and lived four full years without ever knowing the color of my bedroom floor. Generally speaking, I was able to live out my years as an undergrad with mild disregard for my roommates' aversion to day-old burrito wrappers and last-minute visitors.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KELSEY CLARK ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86194512.html
How to identify what is - and what isn't - poison ivy http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article86078147.html#storylink=rss We all know “leaves of three, let it be” when it comes to identifying and avoiding poison ivy. But when you’re in the garden or out on the trail, it can be surprisingly difficult to know which plants are and are not poison ivy. We're here to help.

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Hot Property: Mission completed, discreetly http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85850377.html#storylink=rss Tom Cruise has a reputation for over-the-top stunts and high-octane action, but his recent home sale can best be described as under-the-radar. The box-office star sold his home in Beverly Hills for $38 million, property records show.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL J. LEITEREG ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85850377.html
Octopi becomes a furniture trend with tentacles http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85455922.html#storylink=rss It's high time the octopus got some ink. As a home furnishings motif, it's a trend with tentacles.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA SHERIDAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85455922.html
On Gardening: Create a Caribbean paradise in your backyard with elephant ear plants http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85455962.html#storylink=rss This has been a banner year for tropical plant nuts like me as Regal Shields, Borneo Giant, and Portora just to name a few started showing up in area garden centers. These are just a few of the elephant ears that lured the gardeners in my family to not only bring out the pocketbook but to redesign for the lush look of the islands.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85455962.html
Your Place: And speaking of contractors &#239;&#191;&#189; http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456042.html#storylink=rss Thousands of articles have been written about how to hire a contractor. I've written several hundred myself, and two books, besides.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN J. HEAVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456042.html
Living Smart: Why is gutter cleaning so important? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456037.html#storylink=rss Gutters are an integral piece of your home's well being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TOM MOOR AND JASON MICHAEL WHITE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456037.html
Diggin' In: Gardening with children produces lifelong passion and lifetime memories http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456032.html#storylink=rss Summers were spent with my grandmother in a rural area near Lynchburg, Va.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85456032.html
Marion garden tour will also go to lake, farms http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article85330592.html#storylink=rss McPherson June Bloom Garden Tour is also on Saturday

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