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Updated: 2016-12-09T05:52:32Z

 



Yard and Garden: Learning about Christmas Tree Facts and Legends

2016-12-07T16:08:13Z

During the holiday season, Christmas trees make appearances across Iowa and across the nation as part of the season’s celebration. But there’s plenty to learn about these popular trees.

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Yard and Garden: Handling Poinsettias during the Holiday Season

2016-11-30T16:31:09Z

One of the best parts of the holiday season is adding colorful seasonal plants to the home. That includes the poinsettia. However, poinsettias do require special care to reach their full potential.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clarke County

2016-11-28T09:31:01Z

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties.

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Yard and Garden: All about Thanksgiving Foods

2016-11-23T10:25:10Z

Thanksgiving dinner tables offer a variety of foods from a variety of places. What are some of these foods made of and which varieties actually wind up on the plate? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answers a few of these queries this week.

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Yard and Garden: Selecting and Caring for Christmas Trees

2016-11-16T11:12:16Z

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes Christmas tree season. Having a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a popular tradition, but it can come with some issues regarding proper selection and care.

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Iowa State Offers Landscape Design Course Online

2016-11-14T10:31:51Z

An online course in landscape design will be offered by Iowa State University  Nov. 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017 and will cover landscape graphics, plant materials, garden composition and garden history.

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Yard and Garden: Preparing Strawberry Plants For Winter

2016-11-09T15:32:30Z

Strawberry plants can provide a delicious bounty of fruit, year after year. But to keep them coming back, some pre-winter care and preparation is required. What must be done during fall to ready strawberry beds for a cold-weather blast?

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Yard and Garden: Handling and Maintaining Houseplants during Winter

2016-11-02T14:55:47Z

Houseplants provide much-needed beauty and color to a home during winter’s cold blast, but they do require some special care to keep them vibrant during freezing temperatures, even inside. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for caring for houseplants in winter.

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Much More than Digging a Hole: Tree Planting Guide Published

2016-11-03T12:53:35Z

Keeping trees healthy requires diligence, both before and after they have been planted. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has revised a publication that provides current recommendations for tree selection, planting and post-planting care.

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Yard and Garden: Handling Ornamental Grasses For Fall Foliage and Winter Coverage

2016-10-27T07:12:59Z

Fall brings with it beautiful colors across the state. Most identify trees with those spectacular vistas, but ornamental grasses also can provide great color for landscapes.

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