Home & Garden

Concrete design ideas at northwest Cedar Rapids home

Just a couple years ago, Anne Armitage and Alan Peterka decided they'd had enough of country living. But when they started their search - inside the ...

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From The Ground Up: Pick the right peony for beautiful blooms

Peonies are a garden favorite and easy to grow. They're a very long-lived perennial, providing both profuse spring flowers and nice foliage throughout ...

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Home energy audit finds air leaks, energy inefficiencies

My house is over a century old. I bought it for it's character and charm - the wood floors, the brick fireplace, the craftsman layout. But as any home ...

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From the Ground Up: Finish spring chores before planting new plants

Many gardeners are eager to plants new plants and design new gardens, and the garden centers are bursting with beautiful plants. But don't forget ther ...

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From the Ground Up: Start creating a pollinator habitat with 5 low maintenance blooms

Spring is here and pollinators like carpenter and bumble bees, along with swallowtail and cabbage white butterflies are out. The first spring flowers ...

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Area plant sales send pieces of the past to Corridor gardens

CEDAR RAPIDS - Brucemore's gates not only open the doors to a mansion full of many rooms, but to an estate with even more rooms outdoors.#x201c;Part o ...

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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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