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Happy little trees

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 16:00
On this episode of Garden Variety: guidance on selecting saplings and caring for newly planted trees.

Yard and Garden: Growing Hydrangeas in Iowa

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:29
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer common questions about growing hydrangeas in your landscape.

Stalk talk: caring for broccoli and cauliflower

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 16:00
It's harvest time for broccoli and cauliflower. On this episode of Garden Variety, all the best advice on caring for and harvesting these cool season crops.

Ch-ch-changes: talking about growth and how landscapes evolve

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 16:00
Just gonna have to be a different plant — Brenton Arboretum's Melissa Burdick discusses the how to deal with the change of the landscape over time.

Food Safety Training Available for Home-based Vendors and Farmers Markets

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:45
Since joining Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2015, Shannon Coleman has worked diligently to help educate and train Iowans who sell food to the public, about what they need to know.

Yard and Garden: Growing Lilies in Iowa

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:10
Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing lilies in your garden.

Yard and Garden: Staking Tomatoes

Yard and Garden News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:31
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about the options for home gardeners to train and stake their tomatoes.

Find the best groundcovers for your yard

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 16:00
Ed Lyon, director of Reiman Gardens in Ames, helps you find the right groundcover plants for you.

Bonus episode: gardening and native plants

Garden Variety Podcast - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 14:40
On this bonus episode of the Garden Variety podcast, Charity Nebbe speaks with Doug Tallamy about the landscapes we’ve created, what the cost may be to many species and how each one of us can make a difference.

Ants in your plants

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 06/03/2022 - 16:00
ISU entomologist Donald Lewis joins Garden Variety to talk solutions to your ant problems.

Carpenter Ants Can Be a Sign of a Bigger Problem

Yard and Garden News - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 08:50
In a recent publication called “Carpenter Ants and Their Control,” Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explains how to identify and control these ants.

Dickinson County Receives Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award

Yard and Garden News - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 10:09
Master Gardener volunteers from Dickinson County have received the Search for Excellence Award from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Late bloomers: it’s not too late to plant sweet potatoes

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 16:00
On this episode of Garden Variety, Charity speaks with ISU Extension horticulture specialist Dan Fillius about growing sweet potatoes.

Yard and Garden: Growing Sweet Potato in Iowa

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:26
In this week’s Yard and Garden article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing sweet potato.

Fall Master Gardener Training Offered as Hybrid Course

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 09:20
Iowans interested in completing Master Gardener training this fall can register with one of 66 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices.

Peony for your thoughts

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:00
On this episode of Garden Variety, Charity and ISU horticulturists Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes discuss best practices for caring for peonies, irises and other spring-blooming perennials.

'Garden Variety' Podcast to Feature Horticulture Experts on Iowa Public Radio

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:09
A new podcast by Iowa Public Radio and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach focuses on issues impacting gardeners across the Midwest.

Yard and Garden: Growing Petunias

Yard and Garden News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:05
In this yard and garden article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about growing petunias in your landscape.

How to care for apple trees

Garden Variety Podcast - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 15:00
On this episode of Garden Variety, Charity speaks with Suzanne Slack of Iowa State University Extension about how to get your orchard off to a good growing season and handle all the problems that can leave you stumped.

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Dickinson and Humboldt Counties

Yard and Garden News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:00
Emerald ash borer has been found in Dickinson and Humboldt counties for the first time. The invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but eight of Iowa’s 99 counties since its original detection in 2010.

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