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Yard and Garden: Evergreen Trees

November 18, 2015, 1:26 pm | Richard Jauron, Kendall Evans

With the holiday season approaching fast, many families choose to use evergreen trees to make their homes more festive. Evergreens are popularly used as Christmas trees in many people’s homes. However, their use can extend beyond the holiday season, if managed properly.


Yard and Garden: Caring for Poinsettias

December 9, 2015, 12:39 pm | Richard Jauron, Kendall Evans

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.