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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

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Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.

 

Yard and Garden News

Yard and Garden: Safely Handle Fresh-cut Christmas Trees
(Posted on 12/17/2014)
Live, fresh-cut Christmas trees can add life and vibrancy to any home at this time of year. But they do come with some issues which should be addressed for maximum enjoyment and safety.
Tips Help Small Farm Owners Prepare for Winter
(Posted on 12/17/2014)
Acreage Living online newsletter offers timely information. In the December issue, specialists give insights on how to protect acreage landscaping and optimize home energy use during the winter.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Five Counties in Southern Iowa
(Posted on 12/15/2014)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa.
Yard and Garden: Pruning Oak Trees in Winter
(Posted on 12/11/2014)
Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to prune safely and smartly.
Yard and Garden: Making the Most of Holiday Poinsettias
(Posted on 12/3/2014)
Poinsettias are associated with the holidays and make the season bright. Learn how to select and care for the perfect poinsettia.