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So far Whitney Tabbert has created 6 blog entries.

5 Tips for Healthier Houseplants

Tips for Healthy, Happy Houseplants Houseplants are known to offer a host of benefits to their owners. Aside from adding bright, colorful décor, they also purify the air in your home and can boost your mood. Although the conditions in your home may seem stagnant throughout the year, houseplants need specific care throughout [...]

2020-03-19T16:14:38-05:00

Trellis Café and Racoon Forks Farms

More than Fresh Produce Trellis Café's Lisa LaValle insists on local, organic ingredients whenever possible. That’s why she purchases farm-fresh brown eggs from Raccoon Forks Farms near Redfield, Iowa. Raccoon Forks Farms started raising pastured, cage-free chickens and growing chemical-free produce for community-supported agriculture (CSA) in 2009. In the decade since, environmentally friendly [...]

2020-03-02T08:47:16-06:00

A Colorful, Plant-Filled Oasis in the Heart of Des Moines

Whether Des Moines is your final destination or just a stop along the way, there is something for guests of all ages to enjoy at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Immerse yourself in the world of plants as you walk through seven acres of vibrant, resilient plantings in this urban retreat. Location [...]

2020-03-17T10:56:56-05:00

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

7 Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List Stop by our East Village shop to discover gift-worthy handmade goods this holiday season. Plus, we've created this gift guide to inspire unique ideas for that hard-to-buy-for friend, hostess, or gardening enthusiast. 1. The Bookworm For those who prefer to stay [...]

2019-11-05T09:23:51-06:00

Botanical Garden Profile: Aaron Harpold

Aaron Harpold, assistant director of horticulture While Aaron worked as an actor based in major U.S. cities, public gardens were his favorite retreats. Between traveling and work, Aaron always found time to pursue horticulture as a passion and hobby, often helping friends in their lawns and gardens on nights and weekends. After ten [...]

2019-10-28T12:24:26-05:00

Succulent Care Secrets

Secrets to Strong, Healthy Succulents Richard and Cynde Schreiber first started growing succulents and cacti when they lived in Yuma, Arizona in the 1960s. When they moved back to Iowa, they brought their love of desert plants with them to a four-season climate. To support this passion, the Schreibers built a desert greenhouse [...]

2020-03-20T09:35:19-05:00
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