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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.
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.
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.
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.
While modern roses are attractive additions to the home landscape, they do require good care -- from winter protection to proper planting and pruning.
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.
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.
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.
Iowa State horticulturists share information about the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine to help simplify the pruning process.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African violets will bloom almost continuously indoors, under the proper growing conditions.
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.
Flowers are one of the best antidotes to the icy winds of winter. This winter consider growing a clivia plant.
Those attending webinars will learn about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.
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.