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Yard and Garden: Keeping Your Holiday Plants Blooming
(Posted on 11/19/2014)
Holiday flowers are great additions to seasonal decorating  -  if they bloom. With special care, holiday flowers can become perennial and beautiful for years to come.
Yard and Garden: Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Rabbits in Winter
(Posted on 11/12/2014)
Winter brings food scarcity, which makes your landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs if you aren’t proactive.
Yard and Garden: Properly Mulch Strawberries for Winter
(Posted on 11/5/2014)
While winter is not growing season for strawberries, taking care of strawberry plants remains vitally important. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on the ins and outs about mulching strawberries for winter.
Yard and Garden: Prepare Garden Supplies for Winter
(Posted on 10/29/2014)
Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to prepare yard and garden supplies for winter so they’ll be ready for use when spring rolls around.
Yard and Garden: Selecting and Growing Amaryllis for the Holidays
(Posted on 10/22/2014)
Amaryllis are the perfect holiday flower. Learn how to select and plant them for holiday blooms.
Yard and Garden: Properly Planting Tulips in Fall
(Posted on 10/8/2014)
People associate tulips with feelings of spring, but to get their benefits at the proper time, planting tulips right now is ideal. Get tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Yard and Garden: Explore Fall-Blooming Bulbs, Trees and Shrubs
(Posted on 10/1/2014)
While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.
Yard and Garden: Properly Overwintering Geraniums
(Posted on 9/25/2014)
We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter?
Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Yard and Garden: Enjoying Fall Pumpkin and Squash
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall.

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