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Christmas poinsettias are a tradition
Known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, Cuetlaxochityl, Mexican Flame Leaf, Christmas Star, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Crown of the Andes, Lalapatae, Flower of Ataturk, Awaturrame, Pasqua or Stella de Natale and perhaps a few other names depending on its location in the world, the poinsettias was a native of Mexico and Central America before its spread over parts of the globe.
No to organics?
n an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They believe organic products are better for them and for the planet. But the claims that organic food is safer, healthier and more eco-friendly may be more hype than fact.
Now’s a good time to get your children involved with 4-H
Livestock projects are the face of 4-H. Animals are the first thing most people think of when hear about 4-H.
Fall is the perfect time to plant pansies, violas
The pansies have finally arrived and are waiting to go home with you and me. I do not know of another annual that offers the wide array of color found in pansies and their cousin, violas.
Jack-o’-lantern of all trades
Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins.
Planting vegetables now for winter eating
The pansies and snapdragons are planted; I’m still harvesting peppers and green beans. But we are wondering what we can do with the vegetable garden this winter?
Make family mealtime at home important in your home
With today’s busy schedules, many families do not take the time to sit down and enjoy a meal together. But having family meal time has many benefits and meals prepared at home are generally healthier than consuming a meal away from home.
Making the prairie yard your home companion
Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
Fall is a good time to plant your trees, shrubs
Do your plant selection, soil preparation and planting soon to give the selected plants time to adapt and develop larger root systems during the dormant time of the rest of the plant.
Twenty-six 4-H teams from across the nation competed for top honors in the 92nd National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday. The contest is held every year in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc.
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