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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

Check out the new Master Gardener Web site.

Wondering about mushrooms and morels? 
Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.


Yard and Garden News

Core Training Course Brings Gardeners to Ames Campus
(Posted on 10/2/2015)
Iowa Master Gardener trainees will meet Iowa State faculty, staff and students when they come to the Iowa State campus for educational sessions and tours of the horticulture department.
Yard and Garden: Properly Overwintering Plants
(Posted on 10/1/2015)
Part of living in Iowa is dealing with winter and its effects on landscapes. That means taking precautions to ensure that certain plants can survive winter’s harsh blast by overwintering them.
Iowa State Publication Offers Tips to Attract Garden Insects
(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.
Yard and Garden: Handling, Germinating and Planting Acorns
(Posted on 9/23/2015)
Acorns are falling from oak trees into yards everywhere. Viable acorns can be grown into oak trees, if properly handled.
Yard and Garden: Properly Treating Lawns In Fall for Spring Results
(Posted on 9/16/2015)
Fall is the perfect time to treat lawns for optimal spring performance. Treating now assures lawns will be ready for spring growth.