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Winter can be a drab time for those who enjoy colorful landscapes. Freezing temperatures and the natural life cycles of plants lead to some drab, boring colors compared to spring, summer and fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition.
The time is approaching to uncover hybrid tea roses and strawberries, cut back ornamental grasses and apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees.
Selecting the type and variety of peas to plant this spring is made easy with this week's garden column.
If growing bushels of potatoes is on your to-do list, find out when, how and what to plant.
Planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, asparagus crowns will produce spears in coming years to satisfy early summer appetites.
This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about growing strawberries in a home garden, including those from gardeners planning their first strawberry bed and those maintaining an established bed.
This week, ISU Extension horticulturists address lawn questions about pre-emergent herbicide use, mowing recommendations and control of violets.
One sure sign that spring has truly arrived is the bright yellow flowers of the forsythia. This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about this deciduous shrub native to China, Korea and Europe.