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Yard and Garden: Forsythia

April 14, 2011, 3:56 pm | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

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.


Yard and Garden: Fallen Leaves

November 2, 2011, 1:19 pm | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Composting enables gardeners to dispose of large quantities of leaves and clippings in an efficient and cost-effective way, but can they also be used for mulch? ISU Extension horticulturists share ways to use fallen tree leaves.


Yard and Garden: Damage Caused by Freezing Temperatures

April 13, 2012, 9:57 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Early spring weather sped up plant, tree and shrub growth, making them vulnerable to several nights of cold temperatures this week. Fruit plants and trees were especially hard hit by freezing temperatures. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists have received many questions from gardeners concerned about damage to plants and trees.