Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 12, 2019

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December 1, 2019

MG Article by Denise Klemp

 

Gardening is a lifetime hobby.  Gardening has many attributes that fulfill the Blue Zone criteria such as physical exercise, family time, stress reduction, social activity and a more plant-based diet. 

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September 1, 2019

Fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, and daffodils are an excellent choice. However, several steps must be followed to ensure their success in spring. 

Master Gardener Article by Richard Jauron and Greg Wallace

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May 14, 2019

News Article - By Beula Dvorak, Linn County Master Gardener
 
Food Insecurity is real for many people living in Linn County. One in eight people struggle with hunger, including one in seven children. More than 25,000 individuals have been identified as living with not enough food to eat. For several years ISU Extension and Master Gardeners across the state have been working together to help alleviate food insecurity for our residents. Linn County Master Gardeners has been awarded their fourth GROWING TOGETHER mini grant for the 2019 growing season to help support this endeavor.

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May 14, 2019

News Article by Beula Dvorak, Linn County Master Gardener
 
Milkweed has become a common gardening buzz word these days. Many people have joined the mission to bring back the beloved Monarch Butterfly. Milkweed is the only host plant for the Monarch larvae. The flowers of milkweeds produce pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
 
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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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