January 16, 2015

Growing Cannas in the Home Garden


Cannas are bold, tropical-looking plants grown for their attractive flowers and foliage.  Flower colors include yellow, orange, pink, and red.  The large, banana-like foliage may be green, bronze, or burgundy.  The foliage of some cultivars is striped or marbled in various colors.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Five Counties in Southern Iowa


On Monday, December 15, 2014, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship issued a news release confirming that emerald ash borer (EAB) had been found in 5 southern Iowa counties:

Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans


When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings.

Take Care of Indoor Plants during Winter


With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants.