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One of the hallmarks of spring in Iowa is the greening up of the lawn. There are several things we think about for the lawn this time of year and top of the list is mowing. Here are some resources and advice on mowing this spring.
Garden Trivia

What Iowa native spring-blooming woodland wildflower has flowers at ground level and is largely pollinated by flies, beetles, and ants?

Read on to see the answer!
Tulips are the quintessential spring blooming bulb. The wide range of colors, sizes, and patterns make them a spring favorite for gardeners in Iowa. Learn more about these fascinating plants including information on planting, caring, transplanting, dividing, and forcing as well as information on how to select the best kind of tulip for your garden from the many types, species, and classes available, how to deal with problems that may arise, and the unique history and cultural impact this unassuming bloom from the mountains of central Asia has on gardeners.
Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, 2023 and Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023. Learn more about how you can support these two causes and find information about planting and caring for trees.
All-America Selections has been trialing edible and ornamental plants for over 90 years, presenting awards to entries that will impress home gardeners with their performance regionally or nationally. There have been plenty of exciting new winners that merit a place in your garden that will be highlighted in this series.
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Garden Trivia Answer

Canadian Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense).
This Iowa native woodland flower produces a maroon to brown colored flower in April or May. Click here to learn more about this plant and other great groundcovers for the shade. This website includes information about the many native woodland understory plant species that can be found across Iowa and the work being done to restore these important ecosystems.
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