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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:58

The International Master Gardener Conference Sept. 22–25 has the theme “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland” and will explore ways to introduce plants and animals native to the Midwest into home gardens.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:49

Azaleas and rhododendrons are spectacular flowering shrubs that can brighten any yard or garden. Even though there are many species of azaleas and rhododendrons, only a small number can successfully be grown in Iowa. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showing what steps to take to ensure successfully grown azaleas and rhododendrons.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:12

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at a local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:11

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Davenport and central rural Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to 24 since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010. This insect  kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 14:26

A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care. These tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach help keep June-bearing strawberry plantings productive for many years.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:41

Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:35

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 08:31

Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 15:07

Gardening in the shade is cool and calming. When the right palette of plants is used, it can be successful as well. Hostas aren't the only perennials that thrive in shady conditions.