Join Master Gardeners in Waterloo for this fall symposium.
Come to Dubuque for the Spring Garden Seminar. Learn more here: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/news/dubuque-county-master-gardeners-host-spring-gardening-seminar-march
Come to Reiman Gardens in Ames for this Seminar on Great Plants for Iowa.
Topic: “Perennials for Sun - the Basics" - With so many wonderful perennials available to gardeners, we had to split this class into two! Learn more about the basic perennials well-suited for that sunny spot in your Central Iowa landscape. Learn more here: https://www.reimangardens.com/event/great-plants-for-iowa-3/
Great Plants for Iowa series will allow participants to develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, these 16 classes are spread across several years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape. These classes are perfect for avid amateur gardeners and plant enthusiasts, aspiring horticulture professionals, horticulturists, garden designers, landscape architects seeking professional development, and Master Gardeners looking for continuing education credits. There are no prerequisites and you are welcome to take one or all the classes each year.
Dubuque Co. Master Gardeners are sharing their prized landscape plants with the community at their Annual Spring Plant Sale. Find the perfect perennial, houseplant, or bush for your landscape, farm fresh eggs along with and a wide variety of informational brochures. There is also a FREE kids garden craft. Come rain or shine! Learn more here.
Garden cleanup is always a busy time. There can be many things to consider, such as whether to cut back perennials or leave them until spring? Do I need to winter mulch? What can be planted in the fall? Join us as we discuss the dos, don'ts and "it depends" of winter garden cleanup. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/sioux/
Learn about shade gardens, pollinator gardens, and rain gardens at this workshop at Hy-Vee in Atlantic https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/content/master-gardener-educational-activities
Native perennial plantings workshop July 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Whiterock Conservancy Burr Oak Visitor’s Center. The event is free, open to families and includes a complimentary meal. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/workshop-looks-adding-native-perennial-plantings-farm
Come to the Zoo Garden at Weed Park in Muscatine. Dr. Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University Associate Professor, Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist, will be presenting. Dr. Haynes is the author of Plant Zoo, the publication that inspired the creation of the Zoo Garden! Following Dr. Haynes presentation will be a tour of the garden. Anyone is welcome to attend. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/ShowEventDetail.asp?programID=299663&sessionID=373383
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/