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Yard and Garden: Selecting and Growing Amaryllis for the Holidays
(Posted on 10/22/2014)
Amaryllis are the perfect holiday flower. Learn how to select and plant them for holiday blooms.
Yard and Garden: Properly Planting Tulips in Fall
(Posted on 10/8/2014)
People associate tulips with feelings of spring, but to get their benefits at the proper time, planting tulips right now is ideal. Get tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Yard and Garden: Explore Fall-Blooming Bulbs, Trees and Shrubs
(Posted on 10/1/2014)
While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.
Yard and Garden: Properly Overwintering Geraniums
(Posted on 9/25/2014)
We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter?
Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Yard and Garden: Enjoying Fall Pumpkin and Squash
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall.
Yard and Garden: Making the Most of Your Apple Harvest Experience
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.
Yard and Garden: Applying Herbicide and Fighting Fall Weeds
(Posted on 9/4/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Diana Cochran Named Fruit Specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 9/3/2014)
Diana Cochran brings expertise in nursery management, plant propagation and horticulture plant materials to her new position as fruit specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall
(Posted on 8/28/2014)
As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

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