Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 13:56

Many of Iowa’s beautiful public gardens are in the spotlight next year with the 2012 Garden Calendar, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The full-color, 12-month calendar highlights a different public garden each month with several photos and information about the garden.

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:51

Several popular potted plants will bloom, if cared for properly, during the Christmas season. Iowa State University Extension horticulturists explain the steps to take from early October through November to ensure blooms in December.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:11

Perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive our harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 09:25

To enjoy tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs, gardeners must plant them in the fall. The reward for proper planting, once varieties have been selected and bulbs purchased, will be beautiful spring gardens.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 15:20

Storing apples at home is convenient and, if done properly, can be economical. Important keys to a long storage life for home-grown apples are picking at the proper time and storing correctly.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 08:40

Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity results in nutritious, high quality products. This article provides information for harvesting and storing winter squash, pumpkins and gourds.

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 08:14

The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance provided. September is an ideal time for many lawn maintenance practices—such as weed control.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 13:04

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will co-sponsor a field day and workshop at the ISU Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm in Greenfield on Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. The field day includes a meal featuring locally-grown organic vegetables.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 15:00

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years.