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Chris Syverson shows the green pepper seedlings in his family’s greenhouse, in addition to readying various other vegetables for planting in the spring, bedding plants and hanging flower baskets.
Chris Syverson shows the green pepper seedlings in his family’s greenhouse, in addition to readying various other vegetables for planting in the spring, bedding plants and hanging flower baskets.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:15 AM
"We plant a seed and God makes it grow."

For the Syverson family, the garden reflects not only their passion for fresh produce, but their lifestyle and the character of their family, as well.

  • Help your lawn thrive through the dog days of summer
    Summer can take its toll on just about everyone. Even the most ardent fan of summer eventually grows weary of a heat wave, which can make something as simple as walking down the street seem exhausting. 
  • Difficult yard situations can be manageable
    Many homeowners aim for a picture perfect lawn complete with rolling acres of soft, green grass. But Mother Nature may have other things in mind, providing homeowners with less-than-stellar growing conditions for their lawns, plants and other foliage. 
  • Fairies find perfect home in Spring Valley garden
    "I was trying to add a sense of whimsy to my gardens that would attract the attention of Bob's granddaughter, Andreya, so I started putting my Breyer horses under the hostas, then watching the garden centers for interesting additions, and hit on the fairies! What little girl doesn't like fairies?!" said gardener Bev Sandlin, anticipating spring so that she can awaken the fairies in her southwest Spring Valley yard to delight her husband's granddaughter. 
  • Harmony-area family works together to grow beneficial, organic produce
    "We plant a seed and God makes it grow."

    For the Syverson family, the garden reflects not only their passion for fresh produce, but their lifestyle and the character of their family, as well.

     
  • Enjoying an old tradition that is new again - summer kitchens
    History often repeats itself and sometimes in very good ways. A necessity of the past has become a trend of the present - summer kitchens. 
  • Greenhouse has to plan many months ahead for spring planting
    High on a ridge-top between Spring Grove and Dorchester, Iowa, the Windy Pines Greenhouse is aptly named. 
  • Rose is named Herb of the Year for 2012
    The International Herb Association highlights a different herb each year. The choice of herb of the year involved evaluating herbs that are outstanding in at least two of the three categories: culinary, medicinal or decorative. 
  • Enjoyment of gardening leads Spring Valley woman to become Master Gardener
    Spring Valley resident Pam Freet's love of gardening fueled her desire to learn more about the topic, which led her to become a Fillmore County Master Gardener two years ago. 
  • Edible ornamentals: A new way to look at a garden that beautiful, colorful and tasty
    When you're growing plants in your backyard or in a pot on the patio, why not use plants that will produce food you can eat? 
  • Mandelko yard designed to provide beauty and tranquility
    Landscaped settings of flowers and fountains in the yard of Susan and Steve Mandelko provide almost a park-like setting at their rural Preston farm. Susan enjoys spending time there, saying that working there is almost like being on a vacation while being able to stay home. 
  • Trip to annual flower auction cultivates friendships
    At long last, spring is here! Time to get our hands dirty! This is the time of year that my gal pals and I get more excited for our annual road trip to buy plants than a child gets for Christmas! 
  • Local woman finds enjoyment in sharing abundance through farmers' markets
    Kelly Davidson's quite picklish...

    Especially under her lids.

    "I do lots more canning now - I had to learn how to do it - and now I whip up a batch of pickles every night as long as the cukes grow," said the proprietor of Prosper Valley Farm, located near Wykoff. "I sell tons and tons of pickles and am known as 'The Pickle Lady.' I got that title after (former "Pickle Lady") Pat Monson passed away." 
  • Houston County garden, art tour 
to benefit victims of domestic violence
    The snow has melted and with it come thoughts of warmer temperatures, green grass, and nurturing of gardens. Not everyone has a green thumb and grows picture-perfect gardens, but there are many talented gardeners in the area. During the Second Annual Bluff Country Garden and Art Tour these spectacular gardens will be showcased. 
  • Harmony woman has 'very few rules' when it comes to gardening
    If you are heading east toward Harmony on County Road 44, and you look to your left as you near the first turn into the southwest residential part of town, you would most likely notice the colorful handiwork of Mavis and Dean Brunsvold. 
  • Dill named Herb of the Year for 2010
    Owner of Oak Spring Herb Farm and Member of the International Herb Association

    The International Herb Association has chosen dill as the outstanding herb for 2010. Common in many gardens, dill grows 3- to 4-feet tall. It is an annual but reseeds itself readily. The seeds are best sown right in the place you want them to grow as they do not transplant readily. Dill likes well-drained soil and full sun. 
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