Category Archives: Garden Solutions

Drive Away Deer

Are deer eating your newly planted perennials, trees, and shrubs?  Keep reading to find out how to stop those pesky creatures! THE FACTS It is true, there are some plants available that are claimed to be deer resistant, resistant being the key word.  Nothing is deer proof.  If hungry enough, deer will eat anything, even if…
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Houseplant Care Products

What are the best houseplant care products?  Check out some of our favorites! Houseplant care products can help keep plants looking just as good as the day you bought them!  The products assist in the looks of the plant as well as feeding the plant and keeping it insect free.  There are ready to use sprays,…
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Tropicals….The Great Winter Migration

Make the most of winter in Iowa and bring your tropicals inside for winter.  Learn how to care for your tropical plants in the post below! Birds, butterflies & retirees all flock South for the winter. But what about your tropical plants? They have thrived throughout the Iowa summer months but will wither and die…
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What is on my Maple Tree?

If you have a maple in Eastern Iowa, chances are you have either seen a growth like the one pictured above, or currently have these bumps on your tree...but what is it? The small bumps on the leaves are called plant galls.  They can be green, red, yellow, and even black.  These abnormal growths are caused by microscopic mites, so unfortunately…
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