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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:38

Part of living in Iowa is dealing with winter and its effects on landscapes. That means taking precautions to ensure that certain plants can survive winter’s harsh blast by overwintering them.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 07:48

Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 13:33

Acorns are falling from oak trees into yards everywhere. Viable acorns can be grown into oak trees, if properly handled.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 15:57

Fall is the perfect time to treat lawns for optimal spring performance. Treating now assures lawns will be ready for spring growth. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 14:20

Raspberries are a delicious part of any garden, but they are vulnerable to intrusion from pests and other maladies. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to obtain a bountiful raspberry harvest.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 14:25

Each month, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2016 Garden Calendar captivates with images of visiting guests of the garden.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:35

Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, must be planted in the fall so their blooms may be enjoyed in the spring. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on planting, storing and forcing spring-flowering bulbs.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 08:49

The emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect of ash trees, has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:25

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.