Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 16, 2016

We have planned three exciting Jr. Master Gardener Workshops for this fall beginning September 28th. Come join us for the fun! 

September 16, 2016

We are offering two fall horticulture based workshops. These workshops are open to anyone. Our first workshop is on September 29th at 6:30 and is on Container Planting Bulbs. Our second workshop is on November 17th and is on Wreath Making. Please join us for these fun activities!

March 21, 2016

Come learn about selecting, raising, and showing rabbits!

February 12, 2016

 Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, March 2, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at the Mahaska County Extension Office in Oskaloosa. The event is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

February 5, 2016

The Crop Fair, held in Pella is coming up on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at Vermeer Company Plant #2.

Marion County

Master Gardeners

For horticulture questions...call Marion County Extension (641-842-2014) or email  hortline@iastate.edu.


The Green Scene:









Other Hort Sites

Gardening Info
Gardening information from the University of Missouri
Tree ID

An interactive key for identification of Common Iowan trees.
Choosing Trees
A guide from Iowa State Extension on how to choose the best tree for your site
Trees Forever

An organization whose mission is "To plant and care for trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and promoting stewardship."


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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