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A Midsummer Night’s mystery: theft from

“The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.” — William Shakespeare’s “Othello” CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Supporters of Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Rapids had plenty to smile about during their annual Midsummer Garden Arts Fair on Saturday, June 29, 2024, in spite of a hit to their revitalization efforts for the nearly century-old garden. […]

Plant sales jump start gardens in Easter...

Iowa’s roller-coaster weather continues this spring, after record high temperatures in February followed by winterlike winds and frost just this weekend in late April. Read about the Three Frozen Kings frost warning legend Generally, perennials, such as hosta, daylilies and native plants, can tolerate frost, though some annual flowers and vegetables are tender and prefer […]

Bunnies, bonnets and more from the Noelr...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Visitors flocked to the Noelridge Greenhouse for a touch of spring during the annual Easter Showcase. Tropical plants, cacti, seedlings and other plants that grow inside were on display March 30 and 31, 2024, intermingled with stuffed bunnies and other Easter décor. House plants, native and perennial plants, birdhouses and pressed […]