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Yard and Garden: Bugs in Holiday Plants

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:49

The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive holiday plants. However, these plants may bring along uninvited guests – insects and other pests. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on dealing with bugs on holiday plants and related issues.

Yard and Garden: Construct a Homemade Christmas Wreath

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:58

One way to make the holiday season memorable is with a wreath, and a fresh, homemade wreath can really brighten a gathering. Making a wreath isn't as difficult as you might think.

Campus Class Brings Master Gardener Trainees Together

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:33

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program hosted two classes on the Iowa State campus in Ames this fall as part of its annual Master Gardener training course.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Decatur County

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:15

A highly destructive beetle that targets and kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Decatur County. EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. Now 53 counties in Iowa have been confirmed with the presence of EAB.

Yard and Garden: Harvesting and Storing Root Crops

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:24

With hard freezes and continuing freezing overnight temperatures now the norm, most garden crops have been harvested. But a few root crops remain, and with good reason. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about the right time to harvest and properly store root crops.

Yard and Garden: Forcing Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors for Holiday Use

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 05:16

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost here. One of the best parts of the season is enjoying colorful seasonal holiday plants like amaryllis. What is the best way to force amaryllis indoors?