Monday, April 2, 2012 - 13:46
Rain barrels, rain gardens and other strategies to reduce flooding and improve water quality is the focus of the Virtual Eco Family Conference, “Water, Our Precious Resource,” on April 5.
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 14:30
The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer webinars. The 2012 series titled "Garden Goodness" will be hosted by Iowa State University Extension county offices on the fourth Tuesday of the month, May through August. The sessions are open to all interested gardeners; participants are not required to have completed Master Gardener training to attend.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:42
Home gardeners welcome daffodils as a sign of spring. However, they often have questions about when to plant and how to manage foliage after spring blooming.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 15:25
Iowans can make their voices heard about creating a more vibrant food system at the Iowa Local Food Summit April 3. The summit will include conversations and workshops about how to meet the goals outlined in the Iowa Local Food and Farm Plan, developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in response to state legislation passed in 2011.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 14:30
Raspberries are adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share information about raspberry varieties, planting sites and times, as well as growing blackberries in Iowa.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:13
Few things are more enjoyable for homeowners than going out the back door to pick ripe juicy fruit from a tree. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share information about selecting pear, plum and apricot varieties.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:15
Nick Howell, ISU Horticulture Research Station superintendent and a former student of Buck’s, continues the strong tradition of rose research at Iowa State. Earth-Kind® trials are helping identify the most consistently beautiful, low-care, pest tolerant roses for our region. Howell's website www.extension.iastate.edu/earthkind has information about Earth-Kind trials, Iowa State research and Buck roses.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:19
Spring arrives at the 2012 Siouxland Garden Show on March 16-17 at the Marina Center, South Sioux City, Neb. The sixth annual Siouxland Garden Show is an extravaganza of nearly 50 inspiring displays and exhibits showcasing innovative items, 29 educational seminars and how-to sessions, plus, face-to-face consultation with top experts.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 14:38
"Tips and Tricks of Vegetable Transplant Production" is a workshop for gardeners, small scale and hoop vegetable producers and greenhouse growers. It will be held Saturday, April 7, at Horticulture Hall on the Iowa State campus in Ames.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 14:57
Marigolds are one of the most popular bedding plants in the United States. They are easy to grow, bloom reliably all summer and have few insect and disease problems. Learn when and how to start marigolds and when to plant them outside.