Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:21
With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring by forcing bulbs indoors. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on which plants work best with this method.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 13:19
Techniques of proper planting and termination, advantages and challenges of specific crops and cover crop species are discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 09:21
Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 15:33
The 60th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course, Glass is Half Full: A Call for Optimism, will be Feb. 23 - 25, 2016 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 13:27
Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 16:34
The weather is cold outside, but it’s the perfect time to start preparing and growing tuberous begonias indoors to get them ready for a move outdoors when spring arrives. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 14:29
An invasive fruit fly known as spotted winged drosophila has made its way to Iowa, forcing growers to change the way they protect their crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulture field specialist Joe Hannan recently authored a publication designed to help keep fruit safe from this new garden pest.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 14:08
Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Garden 101, a weekly program, will be offered in seven locations across Iowa.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:25
During winter, indoor flowering plants purchased from floral shops and other retailers can really brighten a home. To get the most enjoyment from the plants, give them proper care.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 15:47
Winter has officially arrived in Iowa, and with it comes snow. How will it affect landscapes? Are there steps that can be taken to alleviate winter’s effects?