Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Linn County Master Gardener plant sale in Cedar Rapids Iowa May 16
April 2, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Linn County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale: Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The plant sale will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County's office parking lot in Cedar Rapids.  We will be accepting credit card payment along with cash and check.  Come early for best selection and great bargains! 

how to take care of birds winter
February 5, 2015

Although birds are well adapted to survive frigid winter days, we can help them maintain their health by offering nutritious and plentiful seed, suet combinations, and shelter.  Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch explains how.

Tomato Tasting top 5 tomatoes
September 29, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners held a Tomato Tasting in September and invited the public to come and taste some 39 different varieties of tomatoes. Do you want to know which tomato ranked number one?  The votes are in and we have the list of the top 5 tastiest tomatoes...

Seeding lawn fall how and when to
September 23, 2014

But this time of year is also an excellent time to take care of existing lawns and any damaged areas of your lawn, which will make sure it is as healthy as possible as we head into winter.  Here are four main areas to remember and the best time to complete them...

Mums
September 23, 2014

You see those chrysanthemums at the nursery or big box store and grab a few, thinking they'll be a marvelous addition to your garden for years to come. Think again. Not all mums are created equal. Linn County Master Gardeners Jean Wilson & Becki Lynch explain why.

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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