Master Gardeners Present Program on Fall Dividing and Transplanting of Perennials

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Fall can be a great time for planting!  Learn more about perennials conducive to fall dividing and planting at the Cass County Master Gardener meeting on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 PM at the Cass County Community Building.   The public is invited to a presentation by Master Gardener Dottie Krogh that will include tips to help you be successful in your dividing and transplanting endeavors. Seasonal Tips for Lawn and Garden Care will also be covered in this free presentation.  Cass County Master Gardeners are hosting the meeting to prepare for a fall plant sale, set for Saturday morning September 21 at the Cass County Community Center. Donations of divided plants are welcome if you would like to donate. The sale will be open to the public to buy perennials for fall planting. 
Perennials that are conducive to fall dividing and transplanting that you may have in your garden include daylilies, peonies, garden phlox, bleeding heart, coneflowers, speedwell, and more.  Irises and hostas can also be transplanted successfully in early fall.  By dividing the plant when it is not flowering, all the energy it produces can be directed to root and foliage growth. 
If you would like to learn more about fall dividing and transplanting attend the Cass County Master Gardener meeting on August 27.  If you would like to donate plants for the plant sale on September 21,  call the Cass County Extension Office at 243-1132.
The Cass County Extension Office is also hosting a fall training for anyone wanting to be trained as a Master Gardener. More information on the training and the fall plant sale are on the Cass County Extension website at

The Cass County Extension office will hold training sessions starting on Tuesday, September 3 at the Extension Office and other locations around Cass County to allow for hands-on learning. Classes will be held each Tuesday evening in September and October from 6-8 PM, with an additional extended class scheduled for Saturday morning September 28. The Class on Campus training session will be held in Ames on October 19, bringing all Master Gardener trainees across the state together for hands-on workshops with ISU Extension and Outreach instructors.
For more information about the Master Gardener training, or Master Gardener activities in Cass county, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email Cass County Extension Director and Master Gardener Coordinator Kate Olson at

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