Garden Notes & Recipes

Blueberry Biscuits With Lemon Glaze

August 15, 2022
Blueberry Biscuits With Lemon Glaze_

A super-addicting sweet and healthy summer treat!   INGREDIENTS FOR THE BISCUITS: 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface 3 tablespoons sugar 1…

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6 Showy Shrubs to Beat the Heat in Iowa Summers

August 8, 2022
Wallaces Garden Center - Shrubs to beat the heat in Iowa - Barberry shrub

Our summers are notoriously hot and dry, but our winters are freezing cold, so you need shrubs that can handle both extremes.     It’s…

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Quick Pickled Summer Squash

August 8, 2022
Quick Pickled Summer Squash

An easy and tasty way to use up some of your fresh, summer squash!   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup (packed) brown…

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Spiced Sandwich Pickles

August 1, 2022
Spiced Sandwich Pickles

Spiced to perfection, these pickles are best on sandwiches, burgers, chopped up on hot dog <i>or</i> a snack from straight out of the jar!  …

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How to Successfully Grow Panicle Hydrangeas in Iowa

August 1, 2022
Wallace's-Garden-Center-How-to-Grow-And-Care-for-Panicle-Hydrangeas-in-Iowapanicle-hydrangea-in-garden

This prolific landscape plant requires little maintenance to get the biggest, brightest blooms!     When you picture hydrangeas, you probably think of the mophead…

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Marinated Zucchini

July 26, 2022
Wallaces garden center - Marinated Zucchini

Perfect as a snack on their own or as a complement to grilled meats and many other meals.   INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil,…

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Basic Crop Maintenance as Your Vegetable Plants Grow

July 25, 2022
Wallace's Garden Center-Basic Crop Maintenance as Your Vegetable Plants Grow-man picking tomatoes

Inspect your plants regularly for any signs that something is off, and stay on top of these basic care tasks to ensure their growth remains…

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Bishop’s Bread

July 18, 2022
Bishop's Bread

Our old-fashioned recipe makes a simple and festive quick bread. Add in cherries, walnuts, chocolate, currants, or whatever else you fancy!   INGREDIENTS: 2 ½…

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Fill Your Yard with Breezy Ornamental Grass

July 18, 2022
Wallace's Garden Center-Growing Ornamental Grasses in Iowa Garden-fountain grass

No branches to prune, no deadheading, no need to fertilize, and very few pests and disease issues—all in all, growing ornamental grass is a walk…

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Old Fashioned Pound Cake

July 11, 2022
Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Our easiest 6-step recipe for a treat anywhere!   INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all purpose flour  3 cups sugar  1 pound salted butter  6 large eggs …

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