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October 25, 2016

Gazzette article 10-30-16 by Judy Stevens

As you look at the beautiful plants that have grown from bulbs you planted last spring it's hard to let the cold weather destroy them.  I actually enjoy digging my bulbs and storing them for next spring planting.  I feel like I have cached lots of foliage and flowers for next year’s enjoyment.

October 25, 2016

Gazzette article 10-16-16 by Lisa Slattery

It's officially Fall and our temperatures will go up and down for a little bit before real cold sets in. Protecting plants from colder temperatures to prolong the growing season is possible but you need to understand when it truly is the end. 

October 25, 2016

Gazzette article 10-13-16 by Liza Slattery

Once Fall temperatures cool it's time to plant Spring bulbs. If you've never planted bulbs before some common varieties that perform well in the home garden are crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. These are considered hardy bulbs and are easy to work with. 

October 25, 2016

Gazzette Article 10-9-16 By Tina Patterson

As the sun sets further to the south and evenings become shorter, we sadly realize that the growing season is winding down. But you don't have to say goodbye to your favorite annuals just yet. If you have a sunny spot or a grow light, you can keep a little bit of summer through the cold days of winter. 

October 25, 2016

Job openning for the Linn County Director Position

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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October 28, 2016 09:57 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach will host seminars during November and December to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current...

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