Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 23, 2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Living Roadway Trust Fund teamed up to produce "Guide to Common Trees and Shrubs of Iowa." Click the headline to learn more and to access this great resource.

blue vase
May 22, 2017

Would you like to create a beautiful summer arrangement using flowers from your own garden? DIY Garden Vase from Greene County Extension on Thursday, June 3rd will teach you how! Join Bonnie Silbaugh of Fudge’s Flowers to create a display that’s uniquely you. For more information, click the headline!

April 26, 2017

Interested in flowers, food, and fun? Join Greene County Master Gardeners on June 3rd for a bus tour of Warren County! Click the headline to learn more.

Emerald Ash Borer
April 11, 2017

Greene County Extension and Outreach, and the Jefferson Tree Committee are bringing information to the community following the recent confirmation that Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Greene County.  The meeting will provide current answers to the public’s questions on this devastating insect on Monday, April 17, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 pm and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm. No RSVP is required and the meeting is free of charge.

October 21, 2016

Greene County Master Gardeners are invited to gather for food, learning, and fellowship on Thursday, October 27th at the Annual Potluck Dinner. Click to learn more!

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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.

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

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