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Latest Articles by Veronica Lorson Fowler
Home & Garden Jun. 11, 2022 1:14 am
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time and money on your garden. But just as with a house, the most important money and energy you can spend is on the foundation. And the foundation of a garden is the soil.
Home & Garden Apr. 23, 2022 6:00 am
No matter what type of hedge you have, it likely will benefit from at least one pruning a year. Pruning helps keep hedges tidy-looking, thicker and can help control size.
Home & Garden Apr. 2, 2022 7:00 am
Most trees and shrubs don’t have leaves, so you can more easily see their structure. And since pruning stimulates new growth, you’ll be giving them a boost going into their spring growth spurt.
Home & Garden Mar. 19, 2022 7:00 am
There is a myth that some people possess a green thumb and some people don’t. The reality, of course, is very different. People who have success with plants usually possess just one key characteristic: They care.
Home & Garden Feb. 19, 2022 7:00 am
Getting enough light for indoor plants used to be difficult and expensive, but now, thanks to the recent burst in LED technology, many of those old challenges are a thing of the past.
Home & Garden Jan. 20, 2022 7:00 am
A dark winter evening, in the middle of a pandemic, is an excellent time to curl up with a garden book and dream of spring. Here are some of my favorites, with an eye to Midwestern and Iowa gardens.
Home & Garden Jan. 1, 2022 7:00 am
This winter, as we browse online or flip through catalogs to decide what we’ll plant this spring, is the perfect time to find a downsized apple tree just right for your landscape to plant come spring.
Home & Garden Sep. 25, 2021 6:30 am
Like so many of the worst weeds, bindweed is allowed to gain a foothold in yards because it can be so pretty. A cousin of morning glory, bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is often called wild morning glory.