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Budget for Inexpensive Gifts and Create Cherished Memories

November 29, 2016, 10:37 am | Carol Ehlers

Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending. Read more about Budget for Inexpensive Gifts and Create Cherished Memories

Yard and Garden: Handling Christmas Trees and Poinsettias Following the Holidays

December 20, 2016, 12:13 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Christmas trees and poinsettias are popular, colorful additions to homes during the holiday season. But what happens to them when the holidays are over? Are they thrown to the curb or stuffed in a trash can? They don’t have to be. Read more about Yard and Garden: Handling Christmas Trees and Poinsettias Following the Holidays

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Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

November 1, 2017, 7:57 am | Dawn Dunnegan, Laura Sternweis

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips for taking control of time and money commitments during the holidays. Read more about Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

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Yard and Garden: Bugs in Holiday Plants

November 29, 2017, 12:00 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive holiday plants. However, these plants may bring along uninvited guests – insects and other pests. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on dealing with bugs on holiday plants and related issues. Read more about Yard and Garden: Bugs in Holiday Plants

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Yard and Garden: Planting and Growing Holly Varieties in Iowa

December 7, 2017, 9:51 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Holly is a decorative and festive part of the holiday season, and quite a few varieties are available. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the history of this seasonal favorite and offer tips on selecting hollies that perform well in Iowa. Read more about Yard and Garden: Planting and Growing Holly Varieties in Iowa

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