August 15, 2012

Spring Flowering Bulb Catalogs

While the 2012 gardening season has been challenging, it's time to begin preparing for 2013. Get the 2013 gardening season off to a beautiful start by planting tulips, daffodils, and other spring-flowering bulbs this fall.

How to Harvest a Ripe Melon

Harvesting melons at the right stage of maturity results in high quality, nutritious and delicious fruit.  See the

Springtails Can Be a Tiny Nuisance

Springtails have been a nuisance to many Iowans lately. These tiny insects (1/16 to 1/8 inch long) have an uncanny ability to get indoors.

European Paper Wasp New to Iowa

The European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) is one of Iowa's newest residents. Its native range is from Europe to China and it is the common paper wasp of Europe. It has been in