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Latest Articles by Veronica Lorson Fowler
Home & Garden Jan. 8, 2023 6:15 am37d ago
Insecticides, whether they are organic or not, kill insects. Lots and lots of insects. All pesticides are fairly indiscriminate -- they kill beneficial insects, including bees, right along with problem insects.
Home & Garden Sep. 20, 2022 6:15 am138d ago
This summer, the monarch was officially designated as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. While there are many reasons why, gardeners can do their part by helping these beloved butterflies by planting monarch loving plants in their yards.
Home & Garden Jun. 11, 2022 1:14 am239d ago
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 am292d ago
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 am310d ago
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 am326d ago
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 am358d ago
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 am381d ago
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 am408d ago
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.