Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Master Gardeners Brucemore
July 31, 2014

You will once again find the Linn County Master Gardeners at the Brucemore Garden and Art Show on August 23, 2014.  They will showcase several displays and demonstrations in the formal Brucemore garden, including “walkabouts” identifying trees, invasive pests, and seed saving and so much more.  It's educational fun for the entire family. 

daylily selection, planting and care
July 31, 2014

Linn County Master Gardener Jean Wilson discusses the difference between lilies and daylilies along with tips for planting and care.

mold and fungus
July 31, 2014

With summer activities in full swing it is easy to ignore the garden and hope everything is doing ok without your constant surveillance.  However, excess moisture can create problems in the form of plant diseases.  Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens discusses some common types of mold and fugus you might see in your yard or garden and what you can do about them.

clematis selection and care
July 31, 2014

Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines.  What do you need to know about planting, growing and pruning them?  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery provides the answers.

Peony planting and care
July 31, 2014

Linn County Master Garden Jackie MacLaren shares some tips on how you can plant, grow and care for this spectacular flower.

Linn County Extension Master Gardeners:
HORTLINE: (319) 447-0647
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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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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