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Sweating Over the Garden

It really wasn’t our plan to pick a weekend when the temperatures hovered around 100⁰ to overhaul a paver patio ...
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The Winter Garden

Snow on branches, winter berries, winter flowers, interesting bark give cheer to the winter landscape. Do you have a favorite ...
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Plants ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Roots inspire neighbours to grow through a series of underground signals Plants inspire neighbours to grow through a series of ...
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A Refugee Camp Garden

Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are ...
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Spring Flowering Shrubs

Top 10 favorite spring flowering shrubs for Midwest gardens ...
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Biltmore International Rose Trials

The Biltmore International Rose Trials provide an opportunity for all types of breeders – from novice to professional – to ...
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11 New AAS Winners for 2018

Did you know that all AAS Winners have been trialed against varieties that are considered “best in class”? See which ...
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Dump Transformed into Park

Staten Island's Freshkills Park was once the world's largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City's abundant heaps of ...
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A Cook’s Garden

I was on my way out the door, she was on her way in. Our paths crossed at our hair ...
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KCMO Plaza Library Welcomes Maria Fadiman

The Intimate Relationship of Plants and People: Gardening and Beyond Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., KCMO ...
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Are cats eating your plants? Maybe cat grass can help!

Cats can be picky eaters but that doesn't always apply to just their food. It can also include your plants ...
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Pantone® Color of the Year

Ultra violet has been declared the color of the year by Pantone, the color gurus. Add ultra violet to your ...
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Spring at Bartlett Arboretum

Several years ago, I woke up early one morning and decided to go see the tulips at Bartlett Arboretum. It's ...
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Poisonous Flowers Turn Bride’s Wedding Day into a Blooming Nightmare

“I was the scariest-looking person at my wedding,” the bride said. Read her story of picking a bouquet of poisonous ...
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Leaving Desk Jobs to Farm

The Washington Post writes a growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm. It sounds appealing. Will ...
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Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias are a traditional favorite of the holidays. How do you keep them alive? Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City ...
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Caring for Cut Evergreens

Keep your winter arrangements looking fresh longer with these tips from Family Tree Nursery: Wilt-Pruf – Spray with an anti-desiccant ...
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Decorating for Winter

The days are shorter and the colorful annuals on the front porch are gone. Now what? Better Homes and Gardens ...
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‘Tis the Season

Enjoy holiday lights in parks and gardens at these locations: Festival of Lights, Powell Gardens  Luminary Walk, Overland Park Arboretum ...
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Winter Rose Care

It's time to get your roses ready for winter. Learn how with K-State Research and Extension's winter rose care guide ...
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Amaryllis Holiday Gifts

Spread holiday cheer with the gift of an amaryllis plant. Stop by your local garden center for bulbs and follow ...
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Are You a Messy Gardener?

Turns out that it is ok to have a messy garden. Leave your garden a mess through winter and wildlife ...
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Your Autumn Garden

Slow down the pace. Take time to enjoy autumn rather than rushing straight from Halloween to Christmas. First Editions' shrubs ...
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It’s Time to Plant Bulbs for a Colorful Spring

There’s a chill in the air and the soil temperatures are cooling. That means it’s time to plant bulbs! If ...
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Gardeners Love CobraHead Tools

CobraHead tools are becoming the favorite of gardeners everywhere. They out work all similar tools. These Wisconsin made tools are ...
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Better Homes and Gardens has ideas for including elements from your garden in your fall centerpieces. Be inspired! ...
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Windowsill Gardening

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you have to stop growing. Learn about indoor vegetable gardening - Windowsill Vegetable ...
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This Week’s Feature Plant – Fall Crocus

Growing only 5-6" tall, Crocus speciosus provides beautiful color to the fall garden. Best in full sun, flowers September-December, zones ...
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Adele Knows the Importance of Garden Chores

Adele turns down $1M private gig to weed her garden. Page Six of The Sun ...
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Playing With Fire!

Enjoy cool evenings in the garden with a fire pit. Playing With Fire! has inspiring designs and tips. Kansas City ...
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What’s on Your Bookshelf?

Learn about plants that do well in the Midwest with Alan Branhagen's book. Filled with beautiful photographs and helpful information ...
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Edgy Veggies

Whether growing for market or for your own table, colorful vegetables are in demand! Learn about Edgy Veggies. Green Profit ...
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Does Organic Mean Pesticide-Free?

Learn what you are buying with Dennis Patton's column Organic Does Not Mean Pesticide-Free. K-State Research and Extension ...
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