Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 8, 2019

With just the right amount of love and care, flowers received on Valentine’s Day will continue to express the feelings of the sender. Use these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to extend the enjoyment of cut flowers and flowering plants.

January 30, 2019

Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the cold hardiness of these plants.

January 25, 2019

African violets are one of America’s most popular houseplants. They belong to the Saintpaulia family and are not related to the hardy violets found in outdoor gardens. Under the proper growing conditions, they will bloom almost continuously indoors. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to grow African violets. To have more questions answered contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

January 10, 2019

Flowers are one of the best antidotes to the icy winds of winter, and growing a houseplant that buds and blooms inside while all is dormant outside is particularly satisfying.  

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November 11, 2017

Do you find that you have questions about your house plants or how to care
for the fruits and vegetables you harvested this fall to use during the winter months?

Resources available

Iowa State University insect gallery has many photos of pesky or beneficial insects for you to look at.

Acreage Living is a newsletter contains seasonal information and is designed for those living on an acreage.

Garden and Home Pest News

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

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

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

  • 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.

  •  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.

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

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