Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Jones County Master Gardeners

Activities and Events

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? 

Complete the application and return to address provided on application or contact Jennifer Fischer at 319-465-3224 for more details.

Jones County Master Gardener Fall Training Schedule

2015 Calendar of Events for the  Jones County Master Gardeners 

Promoting Joy Adam's, Monticello resident,  Hosta 'Gift of Sight'     information and order form

 

 

 

Jones County Master Gardener Service Record Forms

January - March

 April - June 

July - September

October - December

Local Highlights

November 21, 2019

Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree buying occurs. Whether you cut your own tree or buy a pre-cut tree there are several things to consider before buying and when selecting a fresh tree.

September 30, 2019

Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify several causes of apple blemishes and how to reduce their presence.

August 23, 2019

Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Thatch can be problematic and beneficial to lawns. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about thatch and fall removal.

April 17, 2019

 ALL Jones County 4-H/FFA youth are welcome and encouraged to try growing and exhibiting a Potted Pepper Plant for the 2019 Great Jones County Fair! To sign up for your FREE plant and pot, fill out this short form by MAY 1 at https://forms.gle/2s4JYMYCr7ygvXNz6. 

 

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

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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