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Azaleas and rhododendrons are spectacular flowering shrubs that can brighten any yard or garden. Even though there are many species of azaleas and rhododendrons, only a small number can successfully be grown in Iowa. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showing what steps to take to ensure successfully grown azaleas and rhododendrons.
Perennials are beautiful plants that live three or more years, die in the ground each fall and return in the spring. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify different types of perennials and planting sites where perennials can grow successfully.
The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.
The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.
Creating a beautiful, functioning landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place at the right time. As the seasons begin to change it’s important to think about what plants should be planted when. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists describe the correct plants and care to give for late summer and early fall plantings.
Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.
HyperStream with the IT-Olympics has a record breaking number of clubs involved for its eighth year. This program for middle school and high school youth happens throughout the school year and focuses on different aspects of technology.
As the temperatures start to drop, some gardeners wonder how to prepare their garden and plants for the winter months. All plants need attention going into winter and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips and suggestions on how to prepare the garden for an Iowa winter.
With the holiday season approaching fast, many families choose to use evergreen trees to make their homes more festive. Evergreens are popularly used as Christmas trees in many people’s homes. However, their use can extend beyond the holiday season, if managed properly.
The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.