It’s like clockwork: my raspberries finally ripen and the Japanese beetles return. The beetles are known to devour hundreds of varieties of plants, turning leaves into skeletal “lace,” and raspberries – including the actual berries – appear to be among their favorites. Related: Japanese beetle watch begins I’ve tried picking the beetles off individually and […]
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Month: June 2017
Mountain lion killed in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that a mountain lion was killed today in western Iowa. Similar to black bears, mountain lions have no legal protected status in Iowa. Related: Mountain lion killed near home where children play Read more from the Iowa DNR about today’s mountain lion killing: Today, officers with the Iowa […]
Photos: American Sokol XXIV National Sle...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Hundreds of people gathered Sunday, June 25, for the closing ceremonies of a national gymnastics competition and festival in Cedar Rapids. The American Sokol XXIV National Slet and Festival, held June 22-25, culminated in the on-field gala at Kingston Stadium, with choreographed calisthenics, races, a tug-of-war and Czech folk dances that reflected […]
National gymnastics competition underway...
CEDAR RAPIDS – The American Sokol XXIV National Slet and Festival is being held in Cedar Rapids, the first time the national event has been here since 1960. The event, scheduled from June 22 to 25, features gymnastics competitions, social gatherings, opening and closing ceremonies and more. Learn more about the history of Sokol here. […]
New and old grow in harmony in Cedar Rap...
By Cindy Hadish/for Iowa Gardener New plant introductions grow in harmony alongside historic varieties throughout Wanda Lunn’s lush gardens in Cedar Rapids. Lunn stays on top of the latest eye-catching plant releases, while maintaining a Historic Iris Preservation Society display garden, rich in iris varieties 30 years or older. Related: “Awesome” lily is a winner […]
Trump in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS – Protesters carried signs Wednesday, June 21, to show their opposition to Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa, both at Kirkwood Community College and in downtown Cedar Rapids, while crowds arrived early for Trump’s rally, his first visit to Iowa as president. A handful of demonstrators gathered at Iowa Hall on the Kirkwood campus, […]
View spectacular gardens during tours in...
Garden walks coming up in Eastern Iowa will showcase some of the most spectacular gardens in the area, both big and small. The 2017 Project GREEN Garden Tour will be Sunday, June 25, 2017, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lucas Farms Neighborhood of Iowa City, while the 2017 Linn […]
Dividing hosta: tips for our most popula...
By Cindy Hadish/for the Radish Magazine Hosta plants are perfectly suited for Midwestern shade gardens, but need to be divided every few years; an endeavor that may seem like a Herculean task. Master gardeners from Iowa State University Scott County Extension are here to help. A team of master gardeners will be on hand at […]
American Sokol gymnastics competition so...
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – Jeanne Vogt’s family has a long history of participation in Sokol, a Czech-based social and gymnastics organization that now spans six generations in Vogt’s family. Vogt’s mother and grandfather were active members of Sokol Cedar Rapids, and Vogt’s children, grandchildren and now a great-grandchild, K’den Sprague, all have belonged […]
Leaving Bambi alone
It’s tempting to reach out when encountering what appears to be an abandoned fawn, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes why it’s best to leave “Bambi” alone. The DNR also advises motorists to drive with caution, as does are on the move. Read on for more from the DNR: The calls, emails are […]