March 7, 2012
Plants are popular for a reason. For standbys such as petunias and marigolds it's because they are easy to grow, they bloom reliably all summer, they are available in a wide range of colors and flower forms, and they have few insect and disease problems.
Late winter to early-spring is the time to prune raspberries so you can enjoy lots of good-sized berries in the coming summer and fall. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants. See the ISU Extension & Outreach Yard & Garden news release from February 16, 2012 to learn how raspberries should be properly pruned.
Radishes are a cool-season, fast-maturing, easy to grow vegetable. They can be eaten fresh, added to salads, dips, sandwiches and stir-fries, or utilized as garnishes or decorations.
Although boxwoods (Buxus sp.) are not native to the U.S., their versatility has made them one of the most popular shrubs for edging, hedges, and topiaries in classic and modern landscapes.