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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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Yard and Garden News

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.