Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 29, 2016

The Holiday season is upon us and that means not only decorations, but holiday plants! This is the time of year when there is an abundance of nice holiday plants to choose from, whether purchased from a florist, nursery or grown at home. One of the most popular plants to give or receive at this time of year is the Christmas cactus. Or is it an Easter or Thanksgiving cactus?

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Becki Lynch

Now that most outside chores are done for the year, and nature is going into hibernation, many of us look for something to grow inside.  We love to bring the flavors and fragrances of the garden inside by growing some herbs in the house.

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Tina Patterson

One kind word can warm three winter months- Japanese Proverb

Without adequate means to bestow kind words on our garden critter friends, we can do kind things for them this fall to allow them a healthy, warm, and more comfortable winter.

November 21, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Lisa Slattery

Having a pretty winter-themed floral arrangement grace your table is one of the delights of the holiday season.  But for real holiday cheer, create large outdoor holiday containers brimming full of greens. Each year, I create several large decorated pots for both my front porch and back deck. 

November 2, 2016

Gazette Article - Author is Linda Skvor

November is a good time to start preparing your roses for winter. 

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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