April 14, 2010

Springtime Bulbs of Blue


In the past few weeks a number of people have asked about the masses of blue flowers scattered all over the campus of ISU. I look forward to this question every year because it is one of the m

Proper Mowing of the Home Lawn


Lawns across Iowa have turned a beautiful, dark green in the last few weeks. The greening of lawns signifies the arrival of spring and the start of the lawn mowing season. Proper mowing practices over the next several months will help keep the lawn attractive and healthy. 

Blister canker


Blister canker is a disease caused by the fungus Biscogniauxia marginata (formerly known as  Nummularia discrete).

Looking Ahead to Bagworm Season


Last week I stopped at a rest area on I-29 north of Hamburg IA, and noticed a dramatic display of the pinecone-like bagworm “bags” covering an ornamental evergreen.