AMES, Iowa ̶ The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar, “Whimsy,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store at https://store.extension.iastate.edu. This playful look at gardening was the idea of Richard Jauron, ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture specialist. “Many individuals are serious about their gardens,” Jauron said, “I wanted this calendar to show the fun side of gardening.”
Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in phtography, verse and quippy garden quotes. Each month includes timely garden tips like the best time to prune fruit trees or deadhead geraniums to encourage additional blooms. In addition to helpful hints and fun photographs, every month includes memorable quotes like “My favorite thing about winter? When it’s over!” and “I love my garden. So do the bugs, birds and bunnies.”
Jauron says that people garden for various reasons like having fresh fruits and vegetables or beautifying their surroundings—adding whimsy to the garden introduces an element of fun.
Whimsy is available for $6 from the Extension Online Store. Jauron can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515-294-1871.