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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.

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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

Yard and Garden: Growing Beautiful Bearded Iris
(Posted on 5/28/2015)
Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.
Yard and Garden: Handling Rhubarb in the Garden
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.
August Fruit and Vegetable Field Day to Cover Production and Best Practices
(Posted on 5/15/2015)
Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.
Yard and Garden: Shade Loving Plants
(Posted on 5/13/2015)
Gardening in the shade is cool and calming. When the right palette of plants is used, it can be successful as well. Hostas aren't the only perennials that thrive in shady conditions.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Daffodil Plants
(Posted on 5/6/2015)
Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.