Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:30am

Denver Library - How to recognize, feed, and enjoy our outdoor friends in the winter. www.extension.iastate.edu/bremer

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a night of floral design fun guided by Aubrey Roth, a florist with more than 15 years of experience. Learn how to get the most out of each stem and embrace your own style. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Learn from Reiman Gardens staff about topics pertinent to home gardeners of any experience level. Classes meet the first Sunday of each month. This month, dive into the world of houseplants, from timeliness to trendy. Bring questions and try to stump our expert! https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Wonder why some seeds just won’t germinate? Tired of stringy seedlings? Learn how to help seeds overcome dormancy and tips for growing healthy seedlings indoors, then start seeds to take home. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:30pm

Wake up your landscape: it’s spring! Time to get your yard, landscape and gardens ready for another growing season, but how do I start? Join Master Gardener Wil Carew as he covers what to do, when to do it, and why! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

Starting flower and vegetables from seed is not only fun and satisfying, but it can also be a cost-effective way of expanding your garden varieties. LCMG Phil Pfister will provide tips and techniques on seeding, transplanting, and setting plants out in the garden, and extending the early and late growing season. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:30pm

Join Reiman Gardens for the annual Orchid Fest. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids. https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

While at Orchid Fest, visitors can also discover live butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, and browse the Gift Shop bursting with unique and sustainable items.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:30pm

Food insecurity is real. One in eight people in Linn County go to bed hungry. This session addresses the need and how you can be part of the solution. Learn what master gardeners are doing across the state of Iowa to make an impact. Then learn how YOU can get involved. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:30pm

Earthworm Casting Speaker The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a Earthworm Casting /Vermicomposting (composting by worms) speaker on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Traci Dow-Wyatt and Michael Wyatt are co-owners of Central Iowa Organic Fertilizer, a small family owned and operated business in Indianola, Iowa. They will talk about their operation, which produces OMRI Listed worm castings.  www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Director of Horticulture and Education Kelly Norris and Iowa State University Horticulture Senior Landscape Architect Lisa Orgler in a three-part series aimed at making your garden beautiful and functional. Learn to adapt wild plant communities and ecology for the home garden and develop a planting plan for a project of your choice. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/hortecology-design-workshop-3/2020-02-13/

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

“Flowers in spring, rainbow berries they bring, colorful foliage in fall, and that’s not all. Learn why you should celebrate Viva Viburnums in your landscape. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come join us to learn more about the selection and care for roses. Rosarian Gary Osborn from the Des Moines Rose Society will be here to conduct a class on how to choose the correct rose bush for your garden and how to care for them.
    Come join us to learn more about the selection and care for roses. Rosarian Gary Osborn from the Des Moines Rose Society will be here to conduct a class on how to choose the correct rose bush for your garden and how to care for them.https://www.extension.iastate.edu/wapello/

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Come to the Winter Gardening Fair and find over 70 workshops to choose from. $49 for the entire day of classes, including lunch ($25 for high school and college students). www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/news/winter-gardening-fair-2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:30pm

Everyone gardens for different reasons but the most often used quote is that "it calms me". This class is designed to share various techniques and plans that can be incorporated into a garden allowing you to meditate, heal and lower your stress level. Join us and bring your techniques and success stories to share. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:30pm

Add the spice of life to your gardens. Perennial gardens do not have to be just daylilies and hostas. We'll talk about mixing it up by adding annuals for constant color in the same bed. LCMG Deb Walser will introduce you to some of the newest and coolest perennials. You'll be surprised by some of the same but in a new way. Come and get new ideas for this spring and add some spunk to your garden. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:30pm

You're probably aware that certain plants play well together! Join Sandy Holterhaus, RDN, LD, and a Master Gardener, to discover the synergies between vegetables and fruits in your garden and how you can pair certain foods together on your plate to enhance the absorption of nutrients. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm

All gardens change over time due to added new plants, varying light conditions or space requirements. Learn how to choose which plants to save and how to rearrange your beautiful new garden areas. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:30pm

Combine plants, science and design to create miniature worlds. Learn how to design and care for terrariums, then build your own. All materials except containers are provided. Terrarium glassware is for sale in the Garden Shop or participants can bring their own container.  https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Day-long event including light breakfast, lunch, large group and small group sessions, door prizes, silent auction and vendor store. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Join Indianola Parks & Recreation and the Warren County Master Gardeners for this annual event featuring inspiring speakers, a catered lunch, gardener’s marketplace and door prizes. Master Gardeners earn 4 CEU credits. Tickets are $45 and include lunch. https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofindianola

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

March is the perfect time to start many seeds indoors for early spring planting. And then what? Learn from Reiman Gardens staff about topics for home gardeners of any experience level. Classes meet the first Sunday of each month. https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

Join Reiman Gardens Horticulture Staff for a hands-on workshop about early spring pruning. Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and practice these skills in the Gardens. https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

Bring sturdy gloves (preferably leather) and dress to work outdoors. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, March 3.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

Workshop topics include selecting crop varieties that are best for preservation or long-season harvests, garden planting schedules, and proper curing and handling of fall storage crops. Cost is $15 per person and includes a light meal. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lee/