Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 17, 2016

Come explore 4 diverse urban Linn County properties in the Cedar Rapids Area.

May 17, 2016
May 10, 2016

Many gardeners are eager to plants new plants and design new gardens, and the garden centers are bursting with beautiful plants! But don't forget there are some late Spring chores that also need to be tended to in order to keep your lawns and garden looking fresh. 

April 26, 2016

Perennial flowers are just that - flowers that bloom every year. Most perennials will also grow, produce more plants and spread. If your perennials are declining, don’t bloom as often, are deteriorating in the center, or taking over the flower bed, it’s time to divide.

April 21, 2016

Creating a pollinator habitat in your yard can easily be done if you keep these four things in mind.

Linn County Extension Master Gardeners:
 

HORTLINE: (319) 447-0647   |  TV schedule
 

Who are Master Gareners? How can you become a Master Gardener?
 

Request a Master Gardener speaker for your organization
 

Information for Master Gardeners & Interns - Germinator, Hortline schedule, service forms
 

The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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