Richard Jauron
Horticulture

515-294-1871
rjauron@iastate.edu

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The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.

Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant and grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise. Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on what to look out for when harvesting cucumbers. 

Perennials are beautiful plants that live three or more years, die in the ground each fall and return in the spring. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify different types of perennials and planting sites where perennials can grow successfully.

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.

Knowing how to properly care for trees and how to identify harmful tree abnormalities is a great skill for all tree owners to have. However, not all tree abnormalities are harmful. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify some tree abnormalities and explain what exactly they are.

Several common disease problems can damage a rose’s natural beauty. Disease organisms can cause unsightly leaves, reduced flower production and result in the death of leaves or even the entire plant. Follow these tips to keep roses healthy and protected from these diseases.

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.

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.

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.