Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 4, 2015

This year's calendar offers ways to welcome invited guests and hints to deter those who drop by to help themselves.

July 30, 2015

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jones County office at 800 North Maple Street in Monticello, Iowa. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start in September.

February 20, 2014

Joy Adams from Monticello, Iowa was bless with two cornea transplants at the University of Iowa in 2008. She is forever grateful! In gratitude for receiving the Gift of Sight twice, Joy wanted to honor both of her cornea donors and also thank the Iowa lions Eye Bank, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Lions Clubs of Iowa in a very special way.  Within her acres of magnificent hosta gardens, she developed and grew a unique seedling hosta plant which was then selected, named and nationally registered with the American Hosta Society as Host 'Gift of Sight' .

June 4, 2010

Official Newsletter of the Master Gardeners of Jones County

Jones County Master Gardeners

Activities and Events

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? 

Complete the application and return to address provided on application or contact Kim Miller at 319-465-3224 for more details.

Jones County Master Gardener Fall Training Schedule

2015 Calendar of Events for the  Jones County Master Gardeners 

Promoting Joy Adam's, Monticello resident,  Hosta 'Gift of Sight'     information and order form




Jones County Master Gardener Service Record Forms

January - March

 April - June 

July - September

October - December

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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