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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 08:57

This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about growing strawberries in a home garden, including those from gardeners planning their first strawberry bed and those maintaining an established bed.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 13:55

Beginning May 24, the Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering summer webinars on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The topic this year is "Garden Natives and Invasives."

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 13:34

Planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, asparagus crowns will produce spears in coming years to satisfy early summer appetites.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 12:29

If growing bushels of  potatoes is on your to-do list, find out when, how and what to plant.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 12:40

Selecting the type and variety of peas to plant this spring is made easy with this week's garden column.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 11:00

The time is approaching to uncover hybrid tea roses and strawberries, cut back ornamental grasses and apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 09:08
The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition. 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 13:06

Late dormant season (February to March) is commonly regarded as the best time to prune trees. Learn about pruning tools and procedure in this week's column.

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 14:39

Learn how to prune fall-bearing raspberries, care for azaleas and potted tulips that have been forced to bloom.