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From the Ground Up: Norfolk pine is not your average pine

Holidays are long over and it's time to put away the decorations, but keep that little pine tree, the miniature potted Christmas tree, the Norfolk Isl ...

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Wallpaper making its way back to Midwest fashion, says wall design experts

After ripping down out-of-date wallpaper, most said "never again." But it seems there's been a change of heart. Whether it's due to Pinterest, Houzz ...

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From the Ground Up: Gear up for gardening at Winter Gardening Fair

Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just thinking about starting your first garden this growing season, there is an upcoming garden event that you ...

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From the Ground Up: Grow some common foods inside this winter

Winter in Iowa is long, cold and boring. But it's a good time to have some fun growing common foods as houseplants (especially with children.) Start w ...

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New owners in step with history of early Turner funeral home

CEDAR RAPIDS - A wraparound porch on the front and a wraparound deck on the back reflect the way this historic Mound View home wraps around the past w ...

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From the Ground Up: So what’s my growing zone?

If you're new to gardening you'll need to familiarize yourself with growing zones and what they mean. If you are a seasoned gardener, you still might ...

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From the Ground Up: Plan your fantasy garden, then get real

It's the season of seed catalogs. I anticipate these catalogs full of beautiful pictures promising garden success. They seduce me with colorful blooms ...

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From the Ground Up: Attract birds with the right kinds of food

This winter has been pretty mild so far, but we still should think about our feathered friends this winter. The birds that winter over in Iowa are har ...

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Rose Quartz and Serenity: 2016 Colors of the Year

What decorating trends will be hot for 2016? If the color company Pantone is right, baby blue and pink might be appearing frequently.Well, Rose Quartz ...

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From the Ground Up: Celebrate the year of the pollinator in 2016

It's hard to believe that the new year is just two weeks away. So, welcome, 2016! It is my pleasure to announce that the Linn County Master Gardeners ...

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Doyle’s Cedar Rapids home bursts with aura of the holidays

CEDAR RAPIDS - From foyer to fence, from breakfront to bathrooms, from mantel to manger, John and Jan Doyle's 4,200-square-foot house on Chestnut Ridg ...

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Winter perfect time to make landscape plans

Gardening and landscaping season may be over for the year, but that doesn't mean you can't start dreaming now about next year's projects. Use the down ...

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From the Ground Up: An unusual gift for your special gardener

We are in the midst of the gift giving season and have shared some great gift ideas for the gardener in your life. But the Linn County Master Gardener ...

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From the Ground Up: Holiday gifts any avid gardener would love

Tis the season for gift giving and growing gifts are an excellent choice for anyone that already has everything, is difficult to buy for or has limite ...

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From the Ground Up: Proper care for a natural Christmas tree

The joy of a real Christmas tree can't be beat. Whether you cut your own at a tree farm, or find one at a local lot, bringing it home and decorating i ...

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