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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping bees has become routine for Todd and Cindy Benson. The Savannah. Missouri, residents have been beekeeping for six years.

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As temperatures rise, it’s important to consider how pests such as raccoons, opossums, prairie voles and moles can ruin your yard and garden.

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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.

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With warmer weather comes pool season, and for many homeowners that means maintaining an in-ground or above-ground pool.

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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.

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Incorporating different kinds of stones to your landscape is an eclectic way to make your patio, lawn, garden and home stand out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chimneys have a history of keeping houses warm and have been valued as a space families and friends can gather around and enjoy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

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.

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To the list of all the home improvements people have generated in the past few months, add an easy setup of extending the range of some of your home Wi-Fi smart products. The idea of doing this is great and a company called Lutron makes it a do-it-yourself easy project with a new Caséta Wire…

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Keeping bees has become routine for Todd and Cindy Benson. The Savannah. Missouri, residents have been beekeeping for six years.

  • Updated

As temperatures rise, it’s important to consider how pests such as raccoons, opossums, prairie voles and moles can ruin your yard and garden.

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

With warmer weather comes pool season, and for many homeowners that means maintaining an in-ground or above-ground pool.

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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.