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2016-07-24 Blue Ribbon Gardens!
2016-07-24 Blue Ribbon Gardens!

Blue Ribbon Gardening County Fairs, and their great veggies and flowers, are happening all across Iowa right now! Here are the latest results from open at the Boone County Fair!...

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2016-07-17 Tomatoes are Here!
2016-07-17 Tomatoes are Here!

Tomatoes! They are here - I think that means summer has officially arrived!            Marizol purple, Nepal, Eva Purple Ball, Muddy Waters, Chocolate...

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2016-7-10: Plants, Ponds, Paradise 7-16-2016
2016-7-10: Plants, Ponds, Paradise 7-16-2016

Guest  Doug Rieck Central Iowa Water Garden Association Tour Plants, Ponds, Paradise 21st Annual Water Garden Tour   Saturday, July 16, 2016 9AM to 4PM $10...

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2016-07-03 Gardening in Red, White & Blue!
2016-07-03 Gardening in Red, White & Blue!

Happy Independence Day! Red, White & Blue Flowers A quick internet search will yield dozens of annuals in these patriotic colors such as petunia, verbena, geranium, lobelia, and...

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2016-06-26  Summer  Gardening, the hot/dry edition
2016-06-26 Summer Gardening, the hot/dry edition

Garden Travels - Toronto! Aaron just returned from Toronto - here are a few photos from the Royal Botanical Garden (and one from the streets of Toronto!) ♦...

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2016-6-19: Polk County Master Gardener Garden Tour, June 25
2016-6-19: Polk County Master Gardener Garden Tour, June 25

Polk County Master Gardener Garden Tour, Saturday, June 25 Guests: Masters Gardeners Rita Perea and Mary Brown 9 AM to 4 PM rain or shine Urbandale, Clive and West Des Moines...

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2016-6-12 Gardening in Summer
2016-6-12 Gardening in Summer

Its Summertime! and with summer comes a few different approaches to gardening.  Here is some advice on what you can do. Summer Lawn Care Summer Garden Tasks - a short list...

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2016-6-5 hot weather strategies
2016-6-5 hot weather strategies

Hot Weather strategies Harvest cool season crops now (radishes, lettuce) Transplant late in the day, sooner than later. Consider temporary shade structures for young transplants....

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2016-5-29 leaf spots
2016-5-29 leaf spots

Wet weather will bring out the leaf spots                   Iris                    ...

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2016-5-22: Connie Mutel, A Sugar Creek Chronicle
2016-5-22: Connie Mutel, A Sugar Creek Chronicle

Guest:   Connie Mutel ,  Senior Science Writer and Archivist Author,   A Sugar Creek Chronicle University of Iowa Hydroscience and Engineering  Institute...

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