Home & Garden

Cedar Rapids home perfect for work and play

Mary Zeran and Jeff Schipper have made a very lovely home for themselves - and their two Irish Terriers, Henry and Stella - in a craftsman style cotta ...

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Nature’s Notes: Mink sighted in Corridor

Corridor residents may be surprised to spot a consummate carnivore dashing about their backyard. In fact, our neighbors spotted one at their small out ...

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From the ground up: A gardener’s New Year’s resolutions

As the new year arrives, many people either make News Year's resolutions or refuse to make any resolutions because of the disappointment that follows ...

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Mansion Hill home highlights history

People often ask Sienna Nawaz if the house she lives in is haunted.She's never seen a ghost, but there is enough history at 821 Third Ave. SE that she ...

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Nature’s notes: Grand natural Christmas trees grace Corridor

This December's frigid, fluffy snow created a perfect natural Christmas tree scene in the Corridor. Hundreds of stately urban and suburban spruces wer ...

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From The Ground Up: Ordering seeds from catalogs

The first seed catalog is soon to arrive full of the promise of summer and the temptation of varieties untried. Then the next catalog, and the next, a ...

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’Lustron Stories’ explores quirky metal homes and their devoted owners

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Sue Williams wasn't exactly impressed when she learned the little house down the street was a Lustron home. She'd requested a ...

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Cedar Rapids bungalow provides windows to the past

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Lundine lives in memories. "To me, they're the happiest things," she said. She also lives among memories, housed in the 1924 Ke ...

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Nature’s Notes: Adaptions help chickadees survive the cold

Black capped chickadees are one of the most common birds to visit backyard feeders. They seem to be common everywhere and especially enjoy eating sunf ...

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From The Ground Up: Know how to care for those beautiful holiday plants

This Christmas I sure hope you are enjoying a beautiful holiday plant as part of your seasonal festivities. If you give your holiday plant a little te ...

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A gift to posterity: Renter restores one of Marion’s most historic properties

MARION - The 10-foot Christmas tree sweeps upward but still falls short of the 12-foot ceilings in Rita Collins' living room. It's a glorious, colorf ...

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Nature’s Notes: Stately black walnuts thriving in corridor

A common area tree was valued by Native Americans and pioneers. In days when food was scarce and winter loomed black walnuts yielded nutritious food t ...

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From The Ground Up: Late season tasks do make a difference

Even when the snowflakes fly, we can let our thoughts turn to gardening. We might have put our beds to sleep, tucked in our planters, and emptied our ...

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A home built for family

When Brigette and Adam Ingersoll built their home in the Cardinal Ridge neighborhood - in west Iowa City - back in 2010 they knew they wanted it to be ...

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From The Ground Up: Prevent sunscald on susceptible trees this winter

Winter weather has arrived and young trees need a little TLC to avoid a common malady called sunscald. Sunscald is a common problem found in young th ...

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