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Provide a Home for Birds with Woodworking for Wildlife Publications

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:14
A backyard project doesn’t have to be all-encompassing and grand to have a large impact on wildlife. That is the message Adam Janke works to convey in his “Woodworking for Wildlife” publication series.

Yard and Garden: Planting Strawberries

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:00
The three types of strawberries grown in Iowa home gardens differ in growth, flowering and fruiting characteristics. The best time to plant all three types is early spring.

Registration Open for Fall Master Gardener Training

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:42
Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers.

Shop, Learn and Grow at the Siouxland Garden Show

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:48
Just in time for spring, the Siouxland Garden Show comes to the Sioux City Delta Hotels Center April 5 and 6 with educational sessions, a winter farmers market, garden vendors, family-friendly fun and all things garden related.

Yard and Garden: Spring Care of Roses

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:12
While modern roses are attractive additions to the home landscape, they do require good care -- from winter protection to proper planting and pruning.

Yard and Garden: Snow Increases Rabbit, Deer Damage

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:27
Rabbits and deer have been browsing on trees and shrubs in windbreaks, home orchards and landscape plantings over the last two months because of the extended period of snow cover across most of Iowa. The prognosis for the plants depends on the extent of damage. 

Vegetable Workshop to Explore Managing Disease, Insect Pests and Weeds

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:39
An integrated pest management workshop will be held this spring to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists and industry representatives learn about managing common insects, diseases and weeds in vegetable production systems.

Yard and Garden: Prune in Winter for Healthy Trees

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:53
One of the most important management practices for landscape trees is pruning. Winter pruning allows the tree to respond to the wounding early in the spring.

Yard and Garden: How to Prune Grapevines

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:27
Iowa State horticulturists share information about the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine to help simplify the pruning process.

Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 22 Iowa Projects

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:58
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 22 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. This is the fourth year mini-grant funds have been available, with more than $50,000 in grant money from the SNAP-Education program being distributed across the state.

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Cass County, Iowa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:28
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Cass County. This most recent discovery involved a private property site in rural Massena. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties.

Yard and Garden: Add Colors of Caladium to Shady Areas

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:54
Caladium heart-shaped leaves of green, white, red and pink can be grown in containers or clumped together within beds and borders to add color and brighten the dark, moist areas of gardens.

Master Gardener Impact Felt across Iowa

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:09
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners are forces for positive change in their communities. Master Gardeners are helping to grow healthier, happier and more equitable communities by volunteering.

Yard and Garden: Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:57
With just the right amount of love and care, flowers received on Valentine’s Day will continue to express the feelings of the sender. Use these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to extend the enjoyment of cut flowers and flowering plants.

Yard and Garden: Effect of Extreme Cold on Trees and Shrubs

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:39
Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the cold hardiness of these plants.

Yard and Garden: Healthy African Violets

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:00
African violets will bloom almost continuously indoors, under the proper growing conditions.

Yard and Garden: Grow a Moth Orchid

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:40
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to grow the moth orchid, a variety considered to be one of the easiest orchids to grow indoors.

Yard and Garden: Brighten Winter with a Clivia Plant

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:04
Flowers are one of the best antidotes to the icy winds of winter. This winter consider growing a clivia plant.

Winter Webcasts Are Educational Opportunity for Master Gardeners

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:48
Those attending webinars will learn about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

Yard and Garden: Fun Facts about Holiday Plants

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:24
The history and bits of trivia about mistletoe, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and poinsettias are certain to be safe conversation topics for family gatherings. Learn fun facts about these holiday plants.