Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 24, 2016

FREE Garden Classes will be presented by the Linn County Master Gardeners (LCMG).  No pre-registration is required, just come and join us! 

August 18, 2016

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, and the diminishing produce in our vegetable and flower gardens, our attention can turn to our lawns.

August 18, 2016

As we bid summer farewell, we say good bye to the bright flowers and fresh produce….not so fast! Try planting some veggies now in your gardens for fall crops and make plans to extend your vegetable gardening next year. 

August 16, 2016

It’s hard to believe our summer season is winding down, and as we move into late August/September many of us, me included, are ready to throw in the trowel.  Well, it’s at this time of year that it is doubly important for pollinators to have a wide variety of nectar on which to feed.  They are nearing the end of their season, and need lots of nutrients (sugar) to overwinter.

August 12, 2016

Webinarswith Popcorn and Pop on Thursdays at 6:30 in the large conference room at the Extension Office.  Each webinars is about 2 hours.  When viewing them at the Extension Office, handouts will be available.

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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