Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

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.

April 19, 2016

Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines.  There are more than 250 species of clematis with several hundred cultivars.

April 14, 2016
Trees are precious resources and practicing good basic tree care can help deter diseases from affecting our trees.
April 11, 2016

Mark your calendars! Linn County Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale will be held May 14th.

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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