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Kramer Flower Farm growers and sellers of daylilies

Day lilies are easy to take care of. They require a minimum of six hours of sunlight, and if it rains once every week or two, you don't even have to w ...

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From the Ground Up: Quick Fire hydrangea offers changing colors

Sometimes you find inspiration for writing a gardening article in the most unsuspecting places. Case in point, the buzz of our office recently has bee ...

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Two story yurt in Decorah is cozy, comfortable and eco-friendly dream home for retired Luther professor

Nestled in Decorah's picturesque Canoe River Valley is a home unlike most.A two-story wooden yurt, built and owned by 73-year-old Craig Mosher, snuggl ...

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Thrifty Cedar Rapids couple loves old home, quiet neighborhood

CEDAR RAPIDS - Emily Weber and Curtis Stochl aren't your typical twenty-somethings looking to move into a trendy condo. In fact, the Coe College gradu ...

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From the Ground Up: Now’s the time to divide irises

Midsummer gardening chores center around weeding, deadheading and fertilizing those tomatoes that are coming soon. It's not the ideal time to plant or ...

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Nature Notes: Fewer spring thunderstorms mean abundant cottontails

There is a reason why cottontail rabbits are abundant in the Corridor this summer. There weren't many spring or early summer thunderstorms.A female co ...

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Cultivating community: Rural Cedar Falls couple repurpose heritage farm barn into cultural hub

CEDAR FALLS - Barns were so important to settler Norman Rundles that he built a 100-foot structure before he built a two-story white farmhouse for his ...

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From the Ground Up: How to select the right tree for enjoyment, utility

Selecting a tree for your yard can be a daunting task and a choice you may have to live with as long as the tree is alive and you own the property. Th ...

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Trimming now will give flowers new blooms late in season

I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins and worse remains behind. Hamlet Act 3; Scene 4 William Shakespeare.At this time of year you must le ...

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Tour features pollinator-friendly gardens in Eastern Iowa

When Vicki Keegan's husband died suddenly 22 years ago, gardening became her therapy. She started small, with just a few plants, and she hasn't stoppe ...

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From the Ground Up: Pollinators love the heat in mid-summer, low maintenance plants

As we move into the heat and humidity of mid-summer, the benign neglect required to maintain a pollinator habitat begins to look good. As the heat ris ...

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Tiny home movement gains momentum in the Corridor

Step aside, McMansions. Tiny homes are here to stay, and seem to be making their way to the Corridor. Iowa City resident Greg Johnson was an early ado ...

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Wow factor: Enclosed pond in C.R. one of seven on Eastern Iowa Pond Society’s pond tour

Deb and Joe Holtzman don't have to go far to feel like they're on vacation. In fact, they don't even have to leave their home. Just steps from the sli ...

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Making modern feel like home in southeast Cedar Rapids

The view from the kitchen and living room in Dr. Wes and Joanna Machnowski's home on the far southeast side of Cedar Rapids is seasonally picturesque. ...

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Secret gardens: Iowa City Northside tour highlights hostas, shade gardens

IOWA CITY - Follow Linn Street in Iowa City as far north as it will go and step into the garden behind Jan Alan's home, and you will enter a cool, sha ...

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