Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

raised bed vegetable garden
July 14, 2014

Whether you’re involved in a local community garden or just getting started at home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a variety of resources available to help you with planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting your vegetable garden.

tree planting replacing health growing pests class cedar rapids
July 8, 2014

Join Iowa DNR and Extension Experts as they discuss trees: the benefits and issues of growing trees, recent pests and ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.

garden hands-on workshops lowe park marion
July 8, 2014

The Linn County Master Gardeners will be hosting several hands-on workshops at Lowe Park this fall.  From "Food Preservation 101" and "Tomato Tasting" and "Seed Saving" to "Holiday Arrangements" - there is something for everyone! Space is limited, register early to guarantee your spot!

Linn County Master Gardener Garden Walk 2014 Cedar Rapids Iowa
May 29, 2014

Explore 5 diverse SE Cedar Rapids Linn County Master Gardener homes that will inspire you with ideas you can apply to your own garden or landscape or simply provide you the opportunity to tour beautiful private gardens.   The 2014 Garden Walk is July 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm.

how to divide hostas perennials
May 22, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  If your perennials are declining, don’t bloom as often, dying out in the center, or taking over your flower bed, it’s time to divide.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery tells you just how to do it.

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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