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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 16:21

Giving trees and shrubs some extra attention in the fall will help them over-winter and start spring in peak condition. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain certain practices homeowners can use to significantly reduce winter damage to trees and shrubs.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 15:28

All roses need some attention going into winter, and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer suggestions for preparing roses for Iowa’s winter weather.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:16

Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to get the most enjoyment out of mums.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:19

With the slightest breeze, shade and ornamental trees send a shower of leaves to carpet the lawn, drive and sidewalk. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowners’ questions as they decide how to deal with fallen leaves.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:32

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have recommendations on cutting foliage as part of fall clean up.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 14:21

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach point out types of trees and plants that have colorful fall foliage.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:32

Two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer will be held in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 7. The 1 p.m. meeting is for people in the Green Industry and the 6:30 p.m. meeting is for homeowners.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 14:07

To enjoy the beauty of daffodils in spring, gardeners must plant daffodils in the fall. There are several thousand daffodil varieties, but standard planting practices, including how to force daffodils indoors.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 08:16

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.