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Pruning fruit trees and plants yields better produce

Growing fruit in the Kansas City area can be challenging. Fruit plantings require care throughout the season for their entire life. If proper care is not given, the tree and berry plants become overgrown, and disease and insect problems can increase. They decline, leading to no production or death of the plants.

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Making lasting connections

LOS ANGELES - The link to the outdoors and the gentle ocean breezes that circulate through the two-story home's many transom windows play huge roles in making the home feel special.

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On Gardening: Dutch iris, a showy, camera-ready bloomer

The word on the street (I've always wanted to say that) is that the Dutch iris is a short-lived perennial. Tell that to Romano an incredible showy bloomer that we have in the garden which was planted in the late 1990's. I've led a life comparable to a house flipper so my personal experience on the longevity of perennials has been word of mouth or reference book to say the least, but it seems to me anything approaching 20 years would rate as awesome.

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All organized people have this in their bathrooms � do you?

Not everyone can have a sprawling bathroom with floor-to-ceiling marble tiles, extra-wide soaking tubs, and roaring fireplaces. But everyone can have a bathroom that feels luxe, no matter how old or small. A bathroom renovation may be out of reach, or your rental may have been renovated in the '70s, but with a few small accents, you can take your space from plain to polished with minimal effort.

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Ask Angie's List: How do you hide entertainment center wires?

With advances in home automation and entertainment, many people find technology leaving an ever-expanding footprint inside their home. They aren't just interested in how to hide TV wires. They also want to know how to hide everything those wires connect to - receivers, Blu-ray players, game consoles and even the TV itself.

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Nesting 101: Your guide to staying chic while staying in

Sometimes hitting the town in your chicest look is too much during the winter. The dreary weather, chances for sleet or snow, and blustery temperatures don't necessarily make for the perfect opportunity to bust out a pair of stilettos or a sleek silk number, no matter how well they may pair with your fur coat or stylish puffer jacket.

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Style at Home: Pillow pairings to perk up a space

I love the changing of the seasons. One of my favorite rituals as the cold months fold into warm, and back again, is to switch out the accent pillows on my sofa, chairs and bedding. In a few weeks, I will unzip my heavy weight plaids and replace them with lightweight florals and stripes. And just like that, my living spaces will feel new for spring.

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Veteran gets a surprise — and a motorized chair — on 82nd birthday at home remodeling show

On his 82nd birthday, a local veteran was surprised with an electric wheelchair at the KC Remodel + Garden Show on Saturday at the American Royal Center in Kansas City. Army veteran, Jim Simpson of Olathe was surprised with the chair which will allow him to be more mobile. AMVETS Post 181 of the Kansas City area provided the wheelchair through their Veterans Mobility Assistance Program. This was the eighth wheelchair AMVETS Post 181 has donated to local veterans.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
Veteran gets a surprise — and a motorized chair — on 82nd birthday at home remodeling show 1:51

Veteran gets a surprise — and a motorized chair — on 82nd birthday at home remodeling show

Remodel & Garden Show signals that spring is near 1:23

Remodel & Garden Show signals that spring is near

West Bottoms' artist Cody Brown blends tradition with modern in furniture and home design 3:32

West Bottoms' artist Cody Brown blends tradition with modern in furniture and home design

Theodis “Sonny” Williams turns a box fan into a pretty and unique accessory 5:03

Theodis “Sonny” Williams turns a box fan into a pretty and unique accessory