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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: Bee Balm

June 14, 2012, 9:59 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the red, white, pink, lilac, and purple bee balm tubular flowers. Bee balms perform best in full sun, but there is more to know when it comes to caring for these plants in the home garden.


Yard and Garden: Watering Plants

June 28, 2012, 12:45 pm | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Knowing when to water and how to water plants is one of the most important aspects of gardening and can make all the difference to the health of plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists answer questions about watering plants in containers, gardens and lawns.


Yard and Garden: Amaryllis

January 9, 2014, 11:24 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs grown indoors during the winter months. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to care for these plants so they'll bloom from year to year.


Yard and Garden: Growing Fruit Trees

February 27, 2014, 4:27 pm | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

With a little planning, homeowners who enjoy picking ripe, juicy fruit from their own trees can successfully grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears, plums and cherries – even homeowners with only small yard space.