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Yard and Garden: Handling Indoor Plants and Trees during Winter

January 5, 2017, 10:19 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter is here, and the weather outside is cold and unhospitable for many plants and trees. However, it’s a great time to begin new indoor-friendly plants and trees that can benefit from warmer indoor temperatures and winter sunlight. Read more about Yard and Garden: Handling Indoor Plants and Trees during Winter

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Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

January 18, 2017, 11:54 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

With winter’s cold and ice here, spring planting might not exactly be front-of-mind. But this is a perfect time to get a jump start on spring by germinating and starting seedlings indoors, which later can be transplanted outside for optimal growth during warmer weather. Read more about Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

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Yard and Garden: Dealing with Premature Flowering Spring Bulbs

February 15, 2017, 3:19 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter 2017 has been unusually mild in Iowa, with daily high temperatures in the 50s and 60s and approaching record highs. This is good news for those who dislike snow and icy conditions, but it can confuse spring-flowering bulbs and lead to early growth.  Read more about Yard and Garden: Dealing with Premature Flowering Spring Bulbs

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Yard and Garden: Prepare Strawberry Plants for Winter

October 26, 2011, 3:45 pm | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

As temperatures move closer to freezing and below, remember the sweet, delicious June strawberries from your garden and take time to protect the plants – and next season’s crop. Just like many people, strawberry plants don’t like to feel those colder temperatures. Read more about Yard and Garden: Prepare Strawberry Plants for Winter

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