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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gifts of Experience Benefit Relationships

December 4, 2017, 2:29 pm | Barbara Dunn Swanson, Laura Sternweis

During the holiday season, instead of giving gifts that need to be purchased, consider giving gifts of experience -- sharing a skill or offering a helping hand, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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