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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 14:39

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 13:52

More than 30 million families will shop and buy a “real” Christmas tree this year. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell what to look for when selecting a real tree for Christmas and how to care for it after purchasing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 16:35

Shrubs are integral components of home landscapes. During winter months they not only make eye-catching accent or specimen plants, but they provide food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss shrub varieties with winter appeal.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 13:57

Gardeners, both novice and experienced, will be inspired to preserve their garden bounty with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2013 garden calendar. The full-color, 12-month calendar is filled with stunning photography and information.

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 08:30

The Iowa Master Gardener 2013 winter trainings will be held at 16 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices beginning in January. The Master Gardener course includes 40 hours of Web-based local training and a one-day training session on the Iowa State University campus.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 16:27

Many perennials make it through winter just fine with no special attention. But in Iowa gardens, some perennials require a little attention just before the ground freezes. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to prepare and provide perennials with winter protection.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 14:18

Roses must be protected against not only low winter temperatures, but also fluctuating temperatures and winter winds. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to protect roses against winter injury.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 09:07

It’s time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 08:18

A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.