Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 3, 2017

Muscatine County Master Gardeners and Muscatine Community College are teaming up again to present Art of Gardening 2017 - a one day symposium for gardeners of all levels!  March 18, 2017 at Muscatine Community College.

Muscatine County Fair
June 14, 2017

The 2017 Muscatine County Fair Bucket Brigade theme is "From Sea to Shining Sea".  Get your buckets ready!

Garden Produce
June 14, 2017

Donation gardening is easy!  Gardeners can donate excess produce from their own garden, plant extra rows specifically for donation, or work with other gardeners to plant a whole garden specifically for doantion to a food pantry.  

Growing Season Webinars.  Contact your local Extension office to sign up.
June 4, 2017

The Iowa State University Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this summer about urban tree selection, gardening with youth and landscaping for wildlife.  Open and free to all gardeners!

Master Gardener Plant Sale
April 19, 2017

Muscatine County Master Gardeners will participate in a Muscatine Area Joint Plant Sale.  They will be offering established perennials.  Also participating in the plant sale will be the Cedar Valley Iris and Daylily Society with registered iris and daylilies and the Muscatine Garden Club will have other beautiful plants. 

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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