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Fighting Bumps, Growths And Galls In The Garden

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:39
It’s not unusual to see strange bumps and growths on tree branches or leaves. Often, insects are to blame.

Beyond Hostas: A Variety Of Plants Grow In Shade

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 15:59
What if you have a shady spot in your lawn and you don’t want to plant hostas?

Caring For Roses

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:01
Roses are a great way to bring color and drama to your garden. Whatever beautiful species of rose is your favorite, Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens, and Richard Jauron of ISU Extension offer advice to get the most out of your roses.

No, That's Probably Not A Murder Hornet In Your Backyard

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:30
Remember all of those stories about the so-called ' murder hornet ?' A lot of it turned out to be hype, but invasive insects are a real threat. On this episode of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe is joined by Iowa State University professor of entomology Donald Lewis and Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist Richard Jauron for a look at what’s buzzing in your backyard. Experts also take questions from listeners across the state.

Protecting Existing Trees

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:12

Short On Outdoor Space? Try A Container Garden.

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 08:18
Gardening isn’t limited to sprawling backyards and hand-built raised beds. With just a few buckets, pails or pots you can transform even the smallest balcony or patio into a healthy and diverse container garden bursting with spring flavor.

Slugs And Snails Coming To A Garden Near You

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 16:19
They’re slimy, gray, hungry and love to eat holes in the leaves of your hostas. On this edition of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe speaks with Entomologist Donald Lewis, Horticulturist Richard Jauron and Forester Mark Vitosh about slugs and their fellow gastropods – snails. Listeners also get their questions answered about plants and trees. Guests: Mark Vitosh , Iowa DNR Forester Donald Lewis , professor of entomology at Iowa State University Richard Jauron , Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Specialist