August Lawn & Garden Check List

August Lawn & Garden Check List

Follow these steps to ensure success …. The work in the garden never seems to end.  It is a labor of love, even in August.  Here’s some tips for this month: Continue monitoring watering needs of plants. Scout for diseases and insects. Prune and deadhead roses by mid-August to help promote fall flowering. Also, apply the last fertilizing to them. Toward the end of the month, divide and replant spring-blooming perennials...

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Best-Ever Cucumber Dill Salad

Best-Ever Cucumber Dill Salad

Putting those cukes in your garden to good use! This recipe is a fun twist on a classic. Cool and delicious, it’s perfect for these hot Summer days in Kansas. Ingredients 1/2 cucumber, very thinly sliced salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup sour cream, or to taste 1/4 cup vinegar, or more to taste 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 lime, juiced 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 teaspoon dill 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2...

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Tortilla Casserole

Tortilla Casserole

Tasty Recipe Starring Garden-Fresh Tomatoes This tortilla casserole is perfect for casual entertaining. Round out the meal with a crisp salad of wild greens, sliced tomatoes, or fresh avocados. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless sirloin steak 6 tbsp. lime juice ½ tsp. ancho chile pepper powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 large red onion 2 ear fresh corn 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 can black beans 1 can kidney beans 2 jalapeño peppers 1 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper ¼ c....

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Best Ever Onion Rings

Best Ever Onion Rings

THESE ARE TASTY! Served as a side dish or as an appetizer, these will be a hit! Personally I love dipping mine in ranch dressing, but the possibilities are many! Ingredients Best Ever Onion Rings  3 large onions (about 9 to 11 ounces each), peeled and trimmed 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup nonalcoholic or regular beer Vegetable oil  Directions Cut onions crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pull...

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Succulents in the Summer

Succulents in the Summer

IN THE GARDEN Succulents are a popular trend in Kansas gardens Shallow containers planted with succulents have become popular accessories for heat drenched decks and patios. At center stage are echeverias, thick-leaved, tender plants that embody texture and horticulture architecture.   When combined with other succulents, such as the needle like or rounded leaves of sedum, the plants look like gems in a pot.   That’s the idea...

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Mantle Magic

Mantle Magic

Decorating Ideas From Our Gift Gallery HOME & GARDEN TIPS and TRICKS Making your mantle amazing in just three easy steps. Anchor:  Be brave, you can do it! Bigger is better, this is your statement piece! Perhaps a mirror or an amazing painting or how about a HUGE clock? Weight:  OK, you went big with you anchor. Good job! Now balance it with … weight. Tall florals or tall candles are always a good choice. The opposing heights...

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