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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 08:54

Tender perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 08:30

While gardeners are busy with late summer garden chores and arranging mums for fall displays, they should also be planning ahead for Christmas blooms. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to achieve perfectly timed Christmas cactus, poinsettia and amaryllis blooms.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 14:55

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a revised publication on how to protect ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer damage. Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, is available for free download from the Extension and Outreach Online Store.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 13:29

Proper lawn care in the fall helps maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn and can revive a declining lawn. This year, lawn dormancy needs to be considered before completing important fall chores include mowing, fertilization, weed control and aeration.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 16:03

The 2014 Annual Garden Calendar, “The Wonder of Trees,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online store.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 08:49

Harvest vegetables at the right stage of maturity for nutritious, high quality produce. When properly harvested and stored, some vegetables will keep most of their original flavor and food value for months, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 08:36

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share grape harvest time tips.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 08:25

Perfectly ripe pears are a luscious treat. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about when to harvest and how to ripen and store pears to have the most desirable fruit.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 09:36

Peonies can thrive up to 100 years if maintained properly. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about peony care, specifically how and when to divide the plant.