Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 5, 2015

Whimsy - 2015 Garden Calendar - Gardens bring tasty food, delightful color, refreshing fragrance, rustling leaves, and enervating prickles and tickles. Sometimes they even tickle the fancy. This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes. Makes a great gift and a handy garden journal too! Only $1 each!

Planting
April 23, 2015

To learn more about gardening, contact the Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension and Outreach office or visit the online ISU Extension store at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/  .

Spring
April 14, 2015

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

WLL
April 6, 2015

A Cerro Gordo County Women, Land and Legacy Meeting was held on March 26, 5:30-8:00 pm, 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City with 27 people attending. The program topic was "Spring Landscaping & Gardening for the Farm." Women, Land and Legacy discussion meetings offer presentations and discussion on topics that are a concern of women involved in farming. Everyone is invited to come. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

Brucemore Manson
March 31, 2015

The bus is full! To have your name added to our waiting list, please call 641-423-0844. The Cerro Gordo County Extension 7th Annual Gardeners Bus Tour will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:30 am-7 pm. Educational and fun stops include K & K Gardens in Hawkeye, Brucemore Mansion and the Czech district in Cedar Rapids, and a large family dairy farm southwest of Cedar Falls. The tour will involve moderate walking.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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