The Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners will present Tomato Fest from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the MU Extention office, 4125 Mitchell Ave.
Hints of spring have shown up throughout Northwest Missouri in the past week, with warmer temperatures and melting snow. Some may be wondering whether it is too soon to begin outdoor vegetable gardens and to grow various plants.
The holiday season is not complete without adding some bright shades of red and green around the house, which perhaps is why poinsettias are a popular plant during the holidays.
Caring for plants and flowers in the late fall and winter months can become a chore with temperatures climbing into the 60s and 70s during the day and dipping down into the 20s and 30s at night.
Different soil and light make all the difference in success with plants. I’ve learned that the hard way as this will be the fourth house I’ve lived in in 18 years. Since my husband and I moved into a new condo a few months ago, we are studying what to plant and where.
As fall approaches, it’s time to start decorating for the season inside and outside of your home.
Fall is right around the corner, and that means putting up fall decor such as wreaths.
Keeping bees has become routine for Todd and Cindy Benson. The Savannah. Missouri, residents have been beekeeping for six years.
Summer is still in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planting fall vegetables in your garden.
A fresh coat of paint can brighten a room or add depth to your space, and there are certain colors that have become more popular than others.
Birdbaths are inviting to nature and can add simple decoration to your garden or yard.
If you’re cooling off in the comfort of your backyard this summer, an oversize patio umbrella may be the way to go to stay out of the heat while keeping your home chic.
As temperatures rise, it’s important to consider how pests such as raccoons, opossums, prairie voles and moles can ruin your yard and garden.
Looking to add a touch of whimsy to your yard? Try a garden gnome.
Summer is the perfect time to sit outside in your yard and watch wildlife.
The hot summer months usually lead to a lot of amateur gardening in the community, and, unfortunately, one of the biggest unforeseen issues to a novice gardener is the pests.
With warmer weather comes pool season, and for many homeowners that means maintaining an in-ground or above-ground pool.
Summer is here, which means mosquitoes are out and biting whether you’re hiking outside, enjoying a day by the lake or grilling outside on your patio.
Kids are getting a chance to grow their green thumbs this summer.
Healthy soil is the key to a healthy garden, and using compost can be a great way to retain moisture and loosen dirt.
Whether or not you have a green thumb, creating a fairy garden is something everyone can take part in.
Those looking to make a splash with their landscaping this spring and summer might find a water garden is the way to go.
Incorporating different kinds of stones to your landscape is an eclectic way to make your patio, lawn, garden and home stand out.
There are plenty of peppers to pick and grow this spring.
Spring means it’s time for gardening, and whether you’re an old pro or new to home gardening, an herb garden is one way to go.
The kitchen is a place for many events, including dinner parties, celebrations, wine parties and family gatherings.
Shopping for bath products such as shower gels, oils, salts and scrubs can be overwhelming with so many options.
Pillows serve a comfy purpose, but also a stylish one. Whether you're looking for a new throw pillow or one to rest your heard on, making your own pillow cover is an easy and fun project.
Spring means nicer weather, and with that comes gardening season.
Moving is a stressful time and it also can be an expensive one.
Candles are great for all seasons. Whether it be spring or winter, there’s always a scent for everyone.
Winter is still here and nastier than ever with all the ice, snow and precipitation.
Spring is on the horizon, which means it’s seed time. The St. Joseph Public Library is offering its Seed Library again this year at its Downtown location, 927 Felix St.
Clocks have told time for ages, but they also have served as treasured decorative pieces in many homes.
Keeping plants nearby is a hobby for many who enjoy taking care of them, whether that be at home or in the office.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for many that means giving flowers to a sweetheart.
As the seasons change, so do the flowers. That includes the trends of floral designs, styles and even colors.
Farmers and growers across the Midwest gathered to discuss a variety of topics including horticulture during the annual Great Plains Growers Conference at Missouri Western last week.
There are many different roads one can go down when choosing decorations for a home.
Chimneys have a history of keeping houses warm and have been valued as a space families and friends can gather around and enjoy.
While the holidays come and go, presents and gifts received from loved ones and friends remain in your home.
For many, lighting the house for the holidays is a tradition.
When family is in town, you’re busy. With cooking, cleaning and making sure everyone can get on the same schedule, creating a welcoming and inviting space for your guests is the last thing on your mind.
Most people decorate their homes to fit their personalities or to provide a welcoming feeling for guests, but pet owners can’t always afford that luxury.
Home remodeling and construction can be a time-consuming process, even for professionals, but when it comes to older homes, some of the precautions and hard-to-find materials can add more than a few days to the project.
Those drafts in your home may seem insignificant, but enough of them can skyrocket your heating bill over the course of the month.
It isn’t hard to understand how fashion and home décor can change with the seasons.
With colder weather on the way, the University of Missouri Extension gathered a group together last week to plant garlic on their property.
When it comes to home renovations, the process — from the planning all the way to project’s completion — can be stressful, making preparations is absolutely essential every step of the way.
Late rain, temperatures that rise and fall on a dime, and a late frost certainly sound like Midwest conditions, but they’re not doing our plants any favors.