garden

From The Ground Up: Is it a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter cactus?

The holiday season is upon us and that means not only decorations, but holiday plants. This is the time of year when there is an abundance of nice hol ...

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Nature Notes: Discovering traces of Iowa’s glaciers

Most people would expect to trek to Alaska or the northern Rockies to experience glaciation. However, they can stay close to home and enjoy glacial ha ...

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From The Ground Up: Time to grow an indoor herb garden

Now that most outside chores are done for the year, and nature is going into hibernation, many of us look for something to grow inside. We love to bri ...

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From The Ground Up: Random acts of winter garden kindness benefit critters

#x201c;One kind word can warm three winter months.#x201d; - Japanese ProverbWithout adequate means to bestow kind words on our garden critter friends, ...

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Grand gardens: Interior designer Charlotte Moss will speak in Cedar Rapids on gardens, travels

When interior designer Charlotte Moss looks at a room, she sees a blank slate she can paint and design and accessorize into a piece of art - a functio ...

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From The Ground Up: Time to start putting roses to bed for winter

November is a good time to start preparing your roses for winter. Carefully tie up roses with twine to prevent the canes from becoming damaged due to ...

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From The Ground Up: Dig up and store tender bulbs over the winter

As you look at the beautiful plants that have grown from bulbs you planted last spring, it's hard to let the cold weather destroy them. I actually enj ...

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Nature’s Notes: versatility, usefulness of sand is staggering

The recent flood brought thousands of Iowans into contact with one of nature's most common and useful items - sand. Sand kept the river at bay, and i ...

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From The Ground Up: Tips for planting fall bulbs for colorful spring blooms

Once fall temperatures cool it's time to plant spring bulbs. If you've never planted bulbs before some common varieties that perform well in the home ...

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From The Ground Up: Know what to do to protect plants in frosts, freezes

It's officially fall and our temperatures will go up and down for a little bit before real cold sets in. Protecting plants from colder temperatures to ...

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Nature’s Notes: Wildlife can flee floods; trees can’t

Like many people, deer, cottontails, brown snakes and other wild animals evacuated as flood water rose. As the water descended they returned home. Tr ...

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Orchid show at Noelridge encourages community participation

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society and the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will hold its fifth annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Sho ...

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From The Ground Up: Keep annuals alive throughout winter months

As the sun sets further to the south and evenings become shorter, we sadly realize that the growing season is winding down. But you don't have to say ...

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From The Ground Up: Top four trees to plant right now

Fall is here, and shortly thereafter, ugh, winter. But don't hang up your garden hose just yet because fall is a great time to plant a tree or give a ...

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Nature’s Notes: Call it a weed, but prostrate spurge is amazing

Every day Corridor residents walk by or drive over one of the world's most amazing plants, yet few people notice it. Prostrate spurge is a ground hu ...

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