Home & Garden

Empty nesters find ideal home in NewBo’s Bottleworks Loft Condominiums

Tom and Cathy Petersen had always wanted to live in a warehouse condominium. But when they were newly married, young and "penniless," they couldn't a ...

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This Season: It’s Tulip Time in Pella

PELLA - In Phyllis Zylstra's walkout basement, there's a room filled with tubs of lace and fabrics. Sewing machines sit on her grandmother's old kitch ...

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From The Ground Up: Divide perennials for healthy plants

Perennial flowers are just that - flowers that bloom every year. Most perennials also will grow, produce more plants and spread. If your perennials ar ...

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Assembling an artful home in Cedar Rapids

Deb Bailey would not call herself an artist. But her home on Cedar Rapids' southeast side, near Washington High School, reveals her to be a true art ...

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From the Ground Up: Tips can help prune, maintain clematis

Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines. There are more than 250 species of clematis with several h ...

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‘From the Ground Up’: Give your trees TLC

Trees are precious resources and practicing good basic tree care can help deter diseases from affecting our trees. Spring is a good time for certain ...

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Master Gardeners, homeowners and city come together for Year of the Pollinator

Have dandelions, clover and creeping Charlie in your yard? You now have the perfect excuse to stop trying to control them and let them flourish, says ...

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From the Ground Up: How to please a pollinator

Creating a pollinator habitat in your yard can easily be done if you keep these four things in mind: Plant nectar and host pollen-rich plants This i ...

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The house that Grant Wood rebuilt

IOWA CITY - Open the front gate at 1142 E. Court St. and you're touching history. Follow the limestone path to the front door and you're walking on hi ...

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From the Ground Up: Dazzling dahlias deserve their due

#x201c;Spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where the flowers is?#x201d; This rhyme from my childhood repeats in my head this time of year. ...

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Brick by brick: Elwick’s restoration is a labor of love

Located on a historic brick street in the heart of Vinton, sitting far back on a large lot is a stately brick home. Built sometime around 1870 (back ...

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From the Ground Up: There’s plenty to do to get ready for spring gardening

Easter's a bit earlier this year, but it reminds us that it's getting to be gardening weather. But with Iowa's erratic March weather, sometimes we are ...

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Real estate industry catches on to technology, helps with home sales

When you think of real estate, you probably don't think of virtual reality or smartphone applications. But like many industries, real estate agencies ...

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From the Ground Up: Pussy willow trees are fun, easy to grow

I have fond memories of pussy willow that mom innocently planted and that dad, in typical fashion, ignored. That little bush then grew massive and enc ...

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Family takes on DIY home renovation project

In 2014, Jen and Ted Knights found the perfect house on the north side of Iowa City. The only catch? It needed a lot of work, and they needed somewhe ...

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