The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.
“Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” recently added a Spanish translation among other updates to the website to better benefit Iowans. This website and blog offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition education, how-to videos, meal planning tips and more.
Even though the weather has been unseasonably mild, winter is in the air and snow is inevitable. Rural landowners can be better prepared to deal with drifting snow if they erect snow fences, according to Greg Brenneman, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Before holiday gift giving morphs into gift grabbing, parents can help their children move from greedy to grateful, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Paperwhite narcissus makes for great home decoration during the holidays. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information on paperwhite narcissus to help brighten Iowans’ homes this winter.
Take Control of Your Money, a free online resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help Iowans learn to plan their spending during the holidays and throughout the year, and improve their financial future.
A news conference will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14 to announce the results of the 2015 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Rapid Creek Watershed Project and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a nutrient management meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 6 -8:30 p.m. at the Morse Community Club in Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.
With the holiday season approaching fast, many families choose to use evergreen trees to make their homes more festive. Evergreens are popularly used as Christmas trees in many people’s homes. However, their use can extend beyond the holiday season, if managed properly.
Eighteen Iowa 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2015 National 4-H Congress Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 in Atlanta, Ga. The theme for this 94th year of National 4-H Congress is “Excite, Spark, Ignite.”