Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:37

Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline (phone calls and emails) have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:25

Prevention is the first line of defense against houseplant insect problems, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They share nonchemical methods and appropriate pesticides for controlling houseplant insect problems.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 14:44

Plant propagation is fun, easy and a good way to inexpensively increase houseplant numbers. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common houseplants.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:58

An advanced high tunnel tomato production track is one of the educational components of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s annual conference Jan. 24-25 in Ankeny. Instructors for the Thursday, Jan. 24 day-long high tunnel track are horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:43

Iowa State University is offering a spring 2013 online course covering the production and management of vegetable crops. Web-based Vegetable Crop Production and Management (HORT 493) will be taught by Ajay Nair, vegetable specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 15:25

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have advice on disposing of real Christmas trees and options for poinsettias after the holidays.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:08

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have advice on how to maintain plants during the winter, including how to protect trees and shrubs from salt damage. Even though it may not seem necessary to care for plants during winter, it is key to ensuring beautiful yards and gardens in the spring.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:34

Amaryllis and narcissus are two popular flowering bulbs grown indoors during the winter months. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share information to bring blooms to Iowans' homes during January and February.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 13:39

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. ISU Extension horticulturists tell how to select a healthy plant and the care involved keeping the plant attractive through the holiday season.