Not much gardening takes place in Iowa in the winter, but it’s still important to get some fresh air. The same holds true for our pets, but care is needed to safeguard their health. The TurfMutt Foundation, which encourages outdoor learning experiences and stewardship of our green spaces, offers these nine tips for keeping our […]
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By Cindy Hadish/for Lure magazine Anne Armitage turned her lifelong passion for plants into a career, which now includes shops in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Originally called Bark & Bloom, Ms. Armitage and her husband, Alan Peterka, opened their first site at the NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, when the market […]
When rain is forecast for days on end, it might seem that having mulch on a garden bed is of little importance. It’s true that mulching lessens the need for watering by retaining moisture in the ground, but mulch also can prevent soil-borne diseases that might otherwise splash up on un-mulched plants from bare soil.