Fruit tree advice that's pear-fect for spring
You may need mittens, but now is the best time to prune fruit trees.
Yard and Garden: Prepare Your Garden Tools for Spring
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer information on how to clean and prepare your garden tools for spring.
Spring Pond Management Tips for Iowans
Catherine DeLong, a water quality expert with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, addresses spring pond care concerns for Iowans.
Late winter advice that's cool as a cucumber
Your garden may be resting under a new blanket of snow, but planting time for cool season crops is just around the corner.
You wood not make it without this tree and shrub advice
Pruning advice (because we're not good with dating advice) for your trees and shrubs.
Yard and Garden: Growing Moth Orchids at Home
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about caring for moth orchids.
Master Gardener Participation Increased in 2022
Master Gardeners interacted with more than 200,000 people from the public and assisted the Growing Together Iowa program in donating nearly 115,000 pounds of produce, according to the Master Gardener Annual Report released this winter by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Spring Is Ideal Time for Planting Fruit Trees in Iowa
Get ahead with planting successful, fruitful fruit trees this spring with helpful tips from Suzanne Slack, ISU Extension and Outreach fruit crops specialist.
The window to prune is closing soon
Pruning oak trees and talking oak disease
Pruning Guidelines for Shade Trees, Fruit Trees and Shrubs
For many shade and fruit trees in Iowa, late winter and early spring are ideal times to prune. To help guide the process, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has compiled a variety of materials discussing the basics of pruning woody plants.
I like you a vio-lot
Roses are red, and African Violets can be many different colors. Listen for advice on taking great care of them.
Yard and Garden: Propagating Houseplants
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips to propagate your favorite houseplants.
Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 30 Iowa Counties
Growing Together projects are being funded across Iowa to increase food security and healthy food access. The 30 funded projects are supported by the Master Gardener program and SNAP-Education through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
And this zone is just right
According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone maps Iowa is in Zone 5. Here's what that means and how that knowledge can help your garden.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Monona, Osceola and Woodbury Counties
Emerald ash borer has been discovered in Monona, Osceola and Woodbury counties for the first time. Since its original detection in 2010, the invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but three of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Florist Plants
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips and advice to keep these indoor plants bright and blooming.
Specialty Crop Marketing Boot Camp planned for February
Specialty Crop Marketing Boot Camp, offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will feature expert insight from Darcy Maulsby, an Iowa author and experienced ag marketer.
Getting the bugs worked out
Indoor plants can also attract unwanted visitors. An entomologist joins the show to tell us how to keep houseplants pest-free.
Wild-Harvested Mushroom Certification Classes Set for Spring
Mushroom gatherers and those who sell wild-harvested mushrooms can attend one of two certification opportunities offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Celery-brate the holidays with the 2022 gardening gift guide
Aaron Steil and Cindy Hayne share ideas for all the gardeners on your shopping list.