<![CDATA[KC Gardens: Food & Restaurant Blog | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST KC Gardens 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Pruning fruit trees and plants yields better produce http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article132455829.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:47:00 CST

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It’s almost time to spring seed those bare spots http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article132696449.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CST

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Vegetable gardens can be prettiest plantings on your property http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article131518299.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CST

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Pruning trees and shrubs: It’s all in the timing http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article131131954.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CST

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Gear up for gardening by cleaning tools http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article129047884.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:42:00 CST

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Call it heading, stubbing or dehorning, but topping trees is still a bad practice http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article128276324.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:00:00 CST

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Don’t forget to winterize your rain barrels http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article117507498.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 CST

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Remodel & Garden Show signals that spring is near http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article131568934.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:55:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article131568934.html Cut back peonies to the ground in the fall http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article105840042.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Picking the perfect pumpkin http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article104279061.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Garden mums provide the colors of fall http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article102980157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Fall is great for planting trees and shrubs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article102561527.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:38:19 CDT

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Fall is the time to core aerate your lawn http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article100072227.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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September is the time to fertilize your lawn: Here’s a guide http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article98846242.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Fall is perfect time to thicken lawns; just follow these steps http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article97339777.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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It’s almost fall, so start planning your late-harvest garden http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article95759582.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:25:58 CDT

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It’s time to control unwanted perennial grasses that crept into your yard http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article94642512.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:51:26 CDT By Dennis Patton

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Container gardens need a little summer lovin’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article93326977.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:45:55 CDT By Dennis Patton

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Nutsedge — a lawn weed that’s even harder than most to control http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article92202782.html#storylink=rss Weeds seem to be a part of everyday life with a lawn, Dennis Patton writes. And like all things in life, some are easier to control than others. One of the hardest weeds to eradicate goes by several names and fits into a classification all its own.

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Growing hordes of Japanese beetles wreak havoc on foliage http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article91492827.html#storylink=rss Japanese beetles have been defoliating plants in the Eastern United States for years, slowly working their way west

The beetles, adults and their grubs, are troublesome on two fronts

Knock them off into a bucket of soapy water or alcohol to kill them

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Annual K-State Horticulture Center Field Day is July 30 http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article90485702.html#storylink=rss The K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day is Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s a chance to talk with the experts and learn about the latest varieties and methods

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:41:50 CDT By Dennis Patton

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Emerald Ash Borer Part 2: Feedback from readers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article89382467.html#storylink=rss A lot of readers have responded to Dennis Patton’s recent emerald ash borer article

One main question: What about do-it-yourself treatments?

But here’s another question: Do you want to treat at all?

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:03:03 CDT By Dennis Patton

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Divide irises for more and better blooms http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article87715397.html#storylink=rss Bearded irises require attention every few years

The good news: This is not a difficult job

The bad news: It’s best done now, the hottest time of the year

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Dead heading: Is it work or fun? Or can it be both? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article87955577.html#storylink=rss When it comes to just about anything that involves work usually the more you give the more you receive, Dennis Patton writes. That statement is very true about gardening. But there is a point where inputs and outputs meet our needs. It is the level of needs we desire that helps determine the amount of effort or work we put into the garden. One such effort where I vacillate is dead heading -- a term used to describe the process of removing spent flowers.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:47:40 CDT By Dennis Patton

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The Emerald Ash Borer: If you have an ash tree, think about it now http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article86661242.html#storylink=rss Emerald Ash Borer is here and there is no stopping its spread, Dennis Patton writes

And each year you don’t treat your ash tree leads to a smaller chance the treatment will be effective

But make your own choice because treatments must last for the life of the tree.

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Kansas City clay — it shrinks, it swells, and right now it cracks http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article85295022.html#storylink=rss These hot, sunny days have left plants wilted because their root systems are shallow, Dennis Patton writes. Ample to excess moisture, like we had this spring, tends to encourage root development close to the soil surface. These shallow roots don’t really need to work for moisture. As a result, as soon as the upper couple of inches dry out the roots don’t have access to the moisture deeper down in the soil — six or more inches.

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Now that it’s dry and hot, don’t forget to water new or newer trees http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article83922222.html#storylink=rss With the dog days of summer still ahead of us in July and August and the recent patterns of warmer and dryer it is time to think about summer watering, Dennis Patton writes. Trees are an investment in the future and are sometimes the first to suffer under dry or drought conditions. Care must be taken to water properly for good growth.

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Can this oak tree be saved? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article83465392.html#storylink=rss QUESTION: In 2014 I bought a red oak tree from a local nursery. I’m not trying to blame a nursery, I just am hoping maybe I can still save the tree. As you can see, it’s bent over at the top. (For more, read on.) - Cecilia ..... ANSWER: There’s hope, all depending. Read on...

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Heavy rains have stressed vegetables, lawns, flowers and trees http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article82735277.html#storylink=rss Waterlogged soils push out oxygen that roots need to survive. Every living cell in a plant must have oxygen or it dies. Some plants have mechanisms to provide oxygen to the roots even under saturated conditions, but most vegetables and flowers do not, Dennis Patton writes.

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Renters have fewer options than homeowners but can still have fun http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article80958687.html#storylink=rss A well-cared-for garden sets a good example for the neighborhood

Most landlords are happy tenants want to keep the place spruced up

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