The 8 Best Perennial Plants for Pollinator Gardens

The Best Perennials for Pollinators -Wallaces Garden Center-echinacea blooming in garden

Here’s our list of top flowers the butterflies and hummingbirds can’t resist!   Perennials are reliable and easy to care for, and not only do we love their beautiful blooms—the local pollinators do, too! If you want a lush, colorful garden that draws in plenty of bees, butterflies, and other lovely winged creatures, here are…

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Big Peach And Cream Cake

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An easy, summertime sweet & peachy treat!   INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE BATTER: 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature ⅔ cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup fine cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ cup plain Greek yogurt  …

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

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Our rich and decadent zucchini brownies are made with extra chocolate and a healthy kick of fresh zucchini.   INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour…

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How to Design an Outdoor Living Room in Your Backyard

Wallace's Garden Center-How to Make an Outdoor Room-gazebo with curtains

 Creating a functional outdoor living space is easier than you’d think—all you need is a few essential décor and furniture elements to complete the look.   Who wants to spend the afternoon cooped up indoors when it’s so gorgeous and sunny outside? Creating an outdoor living room area is a totally worthwhile gardening project. It expands…

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Strawberry Bourbon Crisp

Addictively crisp and perfect when dished up with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream on top.   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 1/2 cups fresh whole cranberries, chopped   TOPPING: 1 cup all-purpose flour  1/2 cup old fashioned oats …

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Herb is the Word: Culinary Herb Garden Ideas for Iowa

Wallace's Garden Center- Culinary Herb Garden Ideas for Iowa-harvesting herbs from garden

No matter your skill level, your budget, or the amount of free space you have, growing herbs is always a worthwhile endeavor!   Herbs are some of our all-time favorite plants to grow in the garden! They look great, they smell great, and they taste absolutely spectacular. You’ll never want to go back to the…

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

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Tart and delicious, packed with the freshest cranberries for a sweet spring treat!   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 1/2 cups fresh whole cranberries, chopped   DIRECTIONS: In a mixing bowl, use a hand-held mixer to beat together the butter…

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