<![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 From fruits to aspens, garden on tour has it all http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article80533222.html#storylink=rss Master gardeners’ annual tour starts Friday

Gardens include no-lawn, pollinator-friendly and children’s

Couple shows how to include vegetables and fruits in the landscape

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Joyland merry-go-round project gets concrete — and personal — at Botanica http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78839517.html#storylink=rss More than $3 million needs to be raised for the project

Goal is to open it in two years, along with a Grand Lawn

Future plans call for event center, butterfly conservatory, second entrance

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Hot Property: Estate with a star-studded lineage http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article80362367.html#storylink=rss In 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in his first term as president, Willie Mays made The Catch, "Mr. Sandman" was on the radio - and a house that became a favorite hangout for Hollywood elite was built on Pamela Drive.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL J. LEITEREG AND LAUREN BEALE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article80362367.html
An ultimate bachelor pad http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991057.html#storylink=rss LOS ANGELES - Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look "decorator done."

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LISA BOONE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991057.html
On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991102.html#storylink=rss Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991102.html
Diggin' In: Virginia Zoo's horticulturist retires to enjoy other gardening ventures http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991157.html#storylink=rss The Virginia Zoo is about the gardens and the gardens are about the animals - thanks to the vision of horticulturist Marie Butler.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991157.html
Living Smart: 9 uses for a pressure washer http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991162.html#storylink=rss If you enjoy cleaning, then you'll have a blast using a pressure washer.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TOM MOOR ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991162.html
Your Place: Some seasonal fire-safety tips http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991167.html#storylink=rss This job can be so educational. This week, the lessons involve fire safety in areas around the home in which cooking is done.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN J. HEAVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79991167.html
Air purifiers aren't for everyone http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228562.html#storylink=rss A greater focus on health and well-being is driving sales of products like home air purifiers, with many people thinking these devices will make indoor air cleaner.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBBIE CARLSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228562.html
Style at Home: Picnic pronto! Pack a basket and get outside http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228222.html#storylink=rss For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert. Or, for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate special days like Memorial Day weekend, birthdays or Father's Day.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY CAROL GARRITY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228222.html
Treasures: Attractive teapot has modest value http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228247.html#storylink=rss Dear Helaine and Joe:

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HELAINE FENDELMAN AND JOE ROSSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228247.html
Ask Angie: Who's responsible for the unsafe furnace in the house you just bought? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228287.html#storylink=rss Dear Angie: I recently bought a house with a furnace that was installed improperly in 2002. My building inspector identified this as a safety hazard during the purchase process. The HVAC company now says that because the previous owner didn't have the initial work inspected by the city, they're not legally responsible. Is this actually the case?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANGIE HICKS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228287.html
A treehouse for grown-up daydreams http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228307.html#storylink=rss EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - What grown-up wouldn't want their own treehouse? It can be a private place to escape to with the birds, a special spot to relax and daydream.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBBIE ARRINGTON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228307.html
Fort Worth dentist adds polish to his yard with painterly touches http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228312.html#storylink=rss FORT WORTH, Texas - There's a famous painter whose name is known by all, the impressionist Claude Monet, who despite all his innovative and highly valued paintings, pronounced, "My masterpiece is my garden."

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SUSAN HAYDEN KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228312.html
Stuart Silk Architects and 'the dream team' transform a family home in The Highlands http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228317.html#storylink=rss THE HIGHLANDS, Wash. - The conservatory started it. There it stood, in all its York-imported glory, so tantalizingly close, yet stranded all alone at the far end of an open-air breezeway.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANDY DENEAU DUNHAM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228317.html
7 deceptively simple (and natural!) ways to make your home smell better http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228617.html#storylink=rss Nothing makes us feel more productive than whipping out our scrubs and subjecting our home to a deep cleansing session. Conversely, nothing makes us feel unhealthier than breathing in the chemical-laden scents that seem to linger for days. While cleaning often is paramount to maintaining a germ-free home, these harsh cleaning products can be hazardous to your health and also leave your home smelling like a hand sanitizer rather than a comfortable environment. With summer on the horizon, it's time to deodorize your home the right way to make it fresh for entertaining guests. That's why we've concocted a few natural formulas below that will not only leave your home clean but smelling sweet.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MEGHAN ROONEY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228617.html
Yardsmart: Ideas from Frida Kahlo's garden http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228627.html#storylink=rss Everyone saw her home, Casa Azul, in the movie "Frida," the biography of Mexico's most famous surrealist painter. The family house is in Coyoacan, where she grew up, a suburb just south of Mexico City. Today it is Museo Frida Kahlo for those intrepid enough to brave the trip to this lovely old town. And though wandering the house and Frida's studio is an exceptional experience, there are some great ideas outside in the garden.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MAUREEN GILMER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228627.html
Design Recipes: 10 tips for colors that pop http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228622.html#storylink=rss Gone are the days of bland and boring, in are the days of vibrant color.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CATHY HOBBS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79228622.html
Home Fix: What to do when crawl space is flooded http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79252377.html#storylink=rss Q: We have had heavy rains lately and I had no idea my foundation was flooded.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By C. DWIGHT BARNETT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79252377.html
Plumber: A bathtub for all reasons http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79252972.html#storylink=rss Q: Dear Ed, my husband and I are planning a bathroom remodel complete with a new bathtub. He wants a strong whirlpool tub, while I want to relax in a soothing bubble spa tub. Since his and hers tubs are out of the question, can you please help us with this bathroom bathing standoff?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ED DEL GRANDE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article79252972.html
Hot Property: A change of genre in Calabasas http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78865562.html#storylink=rss Calabasas residents, wave goodbye to one celebrity and say hello to another. Singer-actress and Justin Bieber obsession Selena Gomez has sold her home in a gated community for $3.3 million. The buyer? Rapper French Montana.

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How to deter hungry squirrels, rabbits and armadillos http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78639702.html#storylink=rss Reduce bird feeders, treat with repellent

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TV chef Rachael Ray moves out of the kitchen to cook up a furniture collection http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565992.html#storylink=rss For almost two decades, TV personalities and movie stars have been lending their famous faces and names to clothing lines, perfume and home furnishings.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA SHERIDAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565992.html
Your Place: Worth noting again: Yes, you can paint aluminum siding http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566102.html#storylink=rss My recent column announcing that I am painting the exterior of my house for the last time brought expressions of concern from those who don't like the words last time.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN J. HEAVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566102.html
Minn. couple re-engineer '90s house for multigenerational living http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565982.html#storylink=rss When Joan and Reed Nelson built their house 22 years ago, it was a great fit for a young family with three active boys. The Nelsons installed a pool in their big backyard and a full kitchen on the walkout lower level where they hosted their sons' soccer-team parties. "It served us well, raising three kids," said Joan of their west Bloomington two-story.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KIM PALMER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565982.html
Living Smart: How much does it cost to install countertops? http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566097.html#storylink=rss While looking for new countertops, you find an amazing deal on granite for $29.99 per square foot.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By OSEYE BOYD ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566097.html
On Gardening: Bananas in containers offer thrilling tropical foliage http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565987.html#storylink=rss When it comes to selecting a thriller plant for your mixed container, I would like to put forth the idea of using a banana. They have the ability to instantly capture the imagination of all who gaze upon them and there is an immediate sense of tropical islands and gentle ocean breezes. It really makes no difference if you are using an ornamental banana or one that just might set fruit, it will be the large, coarse or bold textured leaves that transport you mentally to an idyllic Caribbean paradise.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78565987.html
Diggin' In: Too much water unhealthy for plants and house http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566092.html#storylink=rss The word "drainage" is a word you either hate or love. Excessive water around a house and garden is bad for everything - plants and home.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/home-garden/article78566092.html