Home & Garden

Kitchen remodel adds the perfect elements for cooking, entertaining

CEDAR RAPIDS - Susan Clark, unlike a lot of women, doesn't jump at the chance to eat out. She and her husband, Scott, would rather #x201c;stay in#x ... »

From the Ground Up: Get amaryllis ready for its holiday show

The amaryllis flower is a popular one for Christmas gift giving but it you want it to bloom for the holiday you need to be planting it right now. T ... »

Evergreen arrangements, winter flowers bring holiday cheer

Winter doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to greenery and flowers. Jackie Lambert, buyer retail manager at Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse, ... »

At Home: Vinyl has come a long way

Don't cringe when a flooring professional recommends vinyl floor for your home.

This isn't your grandmother's flooring. Modern luxury vinyl ... »

From the Ground Up: Get ready to cut back this fall

Fall yard and garden clean up is well underway but do you know when the right time is to cut back plants in the home garden? It depends on the plan ... »

Protect plants from winter hazards

Iowa winters are hard on humans but can also present dangers for plants. Here are some tips to get bushes and trees through the season.

Keep ... »

From the Ground Up: Know the difference between a frost, freeze

Even though the growing season is coming to an end it's nice to understand the difference between a frost and a freeze and how to protect tender pl ... »

Modern Manners: How to be a great houseguest (and get invited back)

I recently spent a long weekend visiting family. I do most of my traveling for work, so I rarely stay with anyone, especially family members. When ... »

East Amana man converts old granary into spacious home

EAST AMANA - The year was 1924. The wagons rolled down the streets of this little village, the horses turning into the entrance of a looming gray s ... »

From the Ground Up: Fun Halloween folklore, plants for a bewitching time

While Halloween brings images of jack-o'-lanterns and bed-sheet ghosts, the origins of this fun and frightening night are quite serious in nature. ... »

Winter is coming: Seasonal tasks prepare gardens for cold weather

With fall in full swing, there are plenty of tasks to keep gardeners busy.

Bob Burton, grower at Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse in M ... »

Small space? No problem.

Small rooms can create big decor problems. They can feel cramped and uninviting, but with a few tricks, even the smallest spaces can give the illus ... »

From the Ground Up: Caring for evergreen trees during winter

Winter is just around the corner, and while evergreen trees are built to survive the cold weather, they still need care and preventive measures dur ... »

At Home: Landscaping for the birds

Watching birds in the yard is a great way to brighten a cold winter day. The same trees and shrubs that provide summer color and screening can attr ... »

At Home: Investing in quality cabinets pays off

A kitchen remodel is one of the best returns on investment a homeowner can make, according to a 2015 report from the National Association of Realto ... »