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Yard and Garden: All about Cold Frames

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 09:15
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about building and using a cold frame in your garden.

Schumm and Harbach Join Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 10:05
Zach Schumm is an insect diagnostician and Chelsea Harbach is a plant disease diagnostician with the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, which is part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Trees and Shrubs with Winter Color

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 12:31
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share tips on how to select trees and shrubs for winter.

Protect Your Strawberries from Winter Stress

Tue, 10/11/2022 - 09:28
Suzanne Slack, fruit crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers advice for protecting strawberry plants from frost.

Yard and Garden: Ornamental Grasses

Fri, 10/07/2022 - 12:30
Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance perennials that generally do well in Iowa. Learn what species to consider and tips for success in this article from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

2023 Garden Calendar Tackles Popular Garden Myths

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:05
The new garden calendar from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides research-based gardening information and highlights important dates. It also addresses "garden lore," common gardening misconceptions or myths.

Yard and Garden: Controlling Weeds in the Landscape

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:03
In this week’s Yard and Garden article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to control weeds at home.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Mitchell County

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 09:00
Emerald ash borer has been discovered in Mitchell County 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 six of Iowa’s 99 counties.

Yard and Garden: Fall Chrysanthemums

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 10:14
Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring so you can get the most enjoyment out of fall mums.

Greenhouse Short Course to Be Held at Reiman Gardens

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 12:48
The seventh annual Greenhouse Short Course, Sept. 15 at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, provides in-depth information on greenhouse crop production. Registration is open to all greenhouse growers, including commercial, public and research sectors.

Collecting Tree Seeds Can Be Rewarding Way to Preserve Local Adaptations

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 10:41
Collecting tree seeds is a way to promote native biodiversity and even make extra cash. Horticulture specialist Patrick O’Malley with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the options for collecting and planting tree nuts in Iowa.

Wild-Harvested Tree Nuts Offer Cheap and Tasty Treat

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 11:36
Several species of trees in Iowa produce edible nuts, which can be cheaply and readily harvested. Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers basic guidance on how to collect common tree nuts in Iowa.

Yard and Garden: Fall-blooming Perennials

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 13:18
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on selecting and planting great perennials with late-season bloom.

Yard and Garden: Common Diseases of Perennials

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 08:18
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer frequently asked questions about the diseases commonly found in Iowa perennial gardens.