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Yard and Garden: How to Prune Grapevines

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:27
Iowa State horticulturists share information about the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine to help simplify the pruning process.

Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 22 Iowa Projects

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:58
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 Discovered in Cass County, Iowa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:28
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.

Yard and Garden: Add Colors of Caladium to Shady Areas

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:54
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.

Master Gardener Impact Felt across Iowa

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:09
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.

Yard and Garden: Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:57
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.

Yard and Garden: Effect of Extreme Cold on Trees and Shrubs

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:39
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.

Yard and Garden: Healthy African Violets

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:00
African violets will bloom almost continuously indoors, under the proper growing conditions.

Yard and Garden: Grow a Moth Orchid

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:40
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.

Yard and Garden: Brighten Winter with a Clivia Plant

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:04
Flowers are one of the best antidotes to the icy winds of winter. This winter consider growing a clivia plant.

Winter Webcasts Are Educational Opportunity for Master Gardeners

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:48
Those attending webinars will learn about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

Yard and Garden: Fun Facts about Holiday Plants

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:24
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.

Yard and Garden: Poinsettia Care

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:56
Correctly watering poinsettias will deter several common problems associated with this popular holiday flower. Iowa State horticulturists share how.

ISU Awarded Grant to Continue Hosting Regional Center for Food Safety

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:24
Iowa State University has received a grant to continue hosting the North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical assistance to help fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) across the 12-state region.

Yard and Garden: Pruning Oak Trees

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:01
Oak trees, generally pruned for safety reasons and the health of the tree, should be pruned during winter months. Learn why and how from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Blooms for the Holidays

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:41
Amaryllis and holiday cacti provide lovely indoor blooms during winter months with proper care and planning. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for maintaining plants so they can be enjoyed for many years.

Yard and Garden: Keeping Fall Garden Produce

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:42
Vegetable gardens may close down for the winter in Iowa, but gardeners can still enjoy the vegetables they have grown. Many vegetables keep for months in cold storage when provided the right conditions.

Master Gardener Training Culminates with Class on Campus

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:48
Fall training for 300 ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener trainees culminated with a full-day class on the Iowa State University campus, Ames.