Tips for Gardening with Dogs

Tips for Gardening with Dogs

We Love'em Our Fine Furry Friends Ways to Include Them Sometimes gardening with our pets can be, well, troublesome.  Here’s some thoughts and ideas to help include them into your routine so that everyone enjoys the gardens you work so hard at. Play with Your Dog Dogs need physical and mental stimulation each day. So carve out time to give your dog a long walk or playtime each day. Active breeds like this Border collie can cause...

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Rose of Sharon – Care & Pruning

Rose of Sharon – Care & Pruning

Rose of Sharon is a Beautiful Summer Loving Plant Colorful, showy flowers appear in summer in shades of white, red, pink and purple on the rose of Sharon bush. Growing rose of Sharon is an easy and effective way to add long lasting summer color with little fuss. The large, showy flowers attract birds, butterflies and other useful pollinators. How to Grow a Rose of Sharon Care for rose of Sharon, botanically named Hibiscus syriacus, is minimal....

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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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