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February is the longest month. It's 8 degrees this morning and heading to -7 overnight. I've decided to cheer myself up by looking at photos from my yard last year. Try it! Spring is just...
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Cathy Lafrenz started the first U-pick flower farm in Iowa
You really don’t need a lot of space to entice people to come to your farm. Cliff and Cathy Lafrenz of Donahue, Iowa, have flowers growing in every nook-and-cranny on their two-acre U-pick...
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not get together with your neighbors, sisters, girlfriends or kids and spend a day planting bulbs? It’s lots of fun. And there are more benefits than...
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It’s fall, and that means it’s time to root around in the soil and get your flower bulbs planted. Once these buried treasures flower next spring, they’ll be making the garden sparkle. It’s sometimes...
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Add a spectacular pop of color to your gardens with these vibrant flowers.
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Use old rain boots in the garden and home as planters, centerpieces or home decor.
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Grow some free flower seeds and feed the honeybees
It’s a hard life for honeybees. A tick-like parasite called the Varroa mite makes them sick, a lack of forage and habitat affects their nutrition, and even genetic weaknesses are stressing them...
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Discover all the ways you can enjoy them
Smile at your garden and it’ll smile back at you – especially if you’re growing sunflowers. It’s interesting to watch them as they grow. The large flowers turn their faces...
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Add a country flare to your red, white and blue celebration this year with these ideas and decorations.
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Turn old tin cans into functional items for the garden, home and around the acreage.
Turn old tin cans into functional items for the garden, home and around the acreage.

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