July 18, 2007

Summer Blooming Clematis

While botanists can't seem to agree on the correct pronunciation of Clematis, they all agree that they are generally easy-to-grow. Most gardeners are familiar with the large purple-flowering varieties that bloom in late spring. But have you heard of the summer blooming types of clematis? While these types are less common, they are equally as worthy in the landscape.

Cicada Killer Wasps Abundant Now

One of the largest insects in Iowa is a "digger wasp" called the cicada killer wasp. Cicada killer wasps may be up to 2 inches long.