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Decorating Arrangements
Dozens of articles about interior decoration. The "Design Styles" section features information about styles such as Art Deco, Asian, French country, rustic, shabby chic, and Shaker. Includes home tours, and design ideas for specific rooms and for items, such as baskets, candles, lamps, and window treatments. From Home and Garden Television.
Do It Yourself Home Repair, Improvement and Remodeling
The site contains a large collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials covering a variety of subjects, from appliance care to pet care to woodworking. You can scan a list of subjects or search with keywords. There is also a free monthly newsletter.
The Garden Web
Here's the place to order all those gardening catalogs you love to read! In addition, you'll find lots of useful gardening information, including an extensive list of public gardens in the U.S. by state and type.
HGTV
Visit the online home of Home & Garden Television. HGTV helps you find ideas to enhance your life and living space along with expert help to make your ideas a reality.
Home Improvement Encyclopedia (Better Homes & Gardens)
This online resource for home repair and improvement has five sections: Plumbing, Wiring, Carpentry, Decks, Masonry and Concrete. In addition, there are several special sections: Project Calculators (paint, drywall, wallpaper, lumber, and concrete), Tools, Encyclopedia , and Glossary .
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Will your plant survive in Iowa’s climate? Check the online version of the government publication showing the growing conditions in areas across the USA.
Yard and Garden
Provides how-to tips and gardening basics. Topics include flowers, fruits, houseplant, lawns, trees and shrubs, vegetables and herbs, weeds and pests.
The Iowa Gardener
The Iowa Gardener newsletter is a joint effort between two writer-editors who are also passionate gardeners, Veronica Lorson Fowler and Benjamin Allen. After all, local advice is the best advice!
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