Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Des Moines Worm Hunt
October 19, 2016

School-based initiatives around Iowa highlighting healthy food in October

Overwinter geraniums
September 30, 2016

Geraniums are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions, however there is a solution

ISU garden calendar
September 7, 2016

Indoor flowering plants highlighted in calendar that also features garden tips

Red peonies
August 16, 2016

Fall is prime time for transplant and division of peonies.

July 29, 2016

 Crabgrass can ruin some summer fun by damaging a landscape’s appearance and overall feel

Have a question related to horticulture (including garden pests)?

Contact the ISU Hortline for
advice at no cost to you!

(515) 294-3108
M-F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
or via email at hortline@iastate.edu


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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