Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:26
With the holiday season approaching fast, many families choose to use evergreen trees to make their homes more festive. Evergreens are popularly used as Christmas trees in many people’s homes. However, their use can extend beyond the holiday season, if managed properly.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:37
Master Gardeners will sow the seeds necessary to combat hunger and provide healthy food for struggling Iowans through a new program set to begin this winter.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:39
As the temperatures start to drop, some gardeners wonder how to prepare their garden and plants for the winter months. All plants need attention going into winter and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips and suggestions on how to prepare the garden for an Iowa winter.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:05
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to protect trees and shrubs from rabbits this winter.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 14:04
The holiday season is just around the corner. One of the best parts of any good holiday celebration is beautiful holiday plants, including the spectacular amaryllis. What is the best way to ensure it will bloom for Christmas, and can it be saved afterward?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 13:53
When is the right time to cut back plants in the home garden? It depends on the plant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on cutting back perennials, ornamental grasses, asparagus and rhubarb.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 08:02
A destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in southern Cedar Rapids. The emerald ash borer was discovered at an Iowa interstate rest area along I-380 approximately one-half mile north of the Johnson County line.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:56
Fall’s arrival brings a natural question: Even though the weather has turned cooler, how does lawn care and preparation change? Colder weather doesn’t mean lawns should be ignored.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:45
A public workshop will explore opportunities that exist for community gardens, and provide an opportunity for gardeners to give feedback on community garden efforts and educational programs that are needed to support Iowa gardeners. This free event is Nov. 14 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:10
A new publication on emerald ash borer management is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. Finding a Certified Pesticide Applicator for Emerald Ash Borer Treatment (PM 3074) is an unbiased guide to locating a certified pesticide applicator to treat ash trees before they are infested with the emerald ash borer.