UPDATE (June 25, 2016) One day after posting this, I’ve seen the first Japanese beetles of the season. And of course, they’re after my raspberries! June 24, 2016 – It seems to be an especially bountiful season for raspberries, perhaps because of plentiful and timely rains in Iowa. But for the past decade or so, […]
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By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Anne Armitage sells locally grown flowers at Bark & Bloom in the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, but sourcing locally is nearly impossible for Midwestern florists in the winter. “It’s very challenging,” said Armitage, who has to rely on what wholesale suppliers make available in Iowa during cold weather […]
With Mother’s Day coming up, soon, on Sunday, May 11, make plans to share some quality time with your mom, or start a tradition with your own children. One of those homegrown traditions is the Mother’s Day Showcase at the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids. The open house will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]
IOWA CITY – The Iowa City homeowner whose front-yard garden led to a dispute with the city said he will comply with removing all of his plantings. Dr. Timothy Volm said he was given a July 31 deadline or the city would bulldoze the roses, native wildflowers and other plants that adorn his front yard.
They’re heeere… As much as I held out hope that the Japanese beetle population had been wiped out by an unusually fortuitous twist of fate, my watch for the invasive insect ended today with the discovery of several beetles on my raspberry bushes. If you have rose bushes, grapes, hollyhock, linden trees, pin oak, willows […]
IOWA CITY – Roses, hollyhocks, bee balm and numerous other plants grow harmoniously in Timothy Volm’s front yard, but the lush vegetation is creating dissonance with the city. Volm has been ordered to remove all of the plants by Tuesday, July 9, 2013, or city staff will clear the site and charge the costs to […]