Richard Jauron

Extension Horticulturist

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Winter can be a drab time for those who enjoy colorful landscapes. Freezing temperatures and the natural life cycles of plants lead to some drab, boring colors compared to spring, summer and fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

By: Richard Jauron and Greg Wallace

The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition. 

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

The time is approaching to uncover hybrid tea roses and strawberries, cut back ornamental grasses and apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

Selecting the type and variety of peas to plant this spring is made easy with this week's garden column.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

Planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, asparagus crowns will produce spears in coming years to satisfy early summer appetites.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about growing strawberries in a home garden, including those from gardeners planning their first strawberry bed and those maintaining an established bed.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

This week, ISU Extension horticulturists address lawn questions about pre-emergent herbicide use, mowing recommendations and control of violets.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

Tomato plants are the most popular vegetable in the home garden. Iowa State University Extension garden specialists explain varieties, growth habits and how and when to plant this vegetable of many sizes, shapes and colors.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

Horticulture specialists answer questions about the care of modern roses, such as teas, floribundas and grandifloras.

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

Rhubarb can easily be grown in Iowa for pies, tarts, sauces, jellies, puddings and punch; learn where to plant and how and when to harvest rhubarb. 

By: Richard Jauron and Willy Klein

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