March 28, 2014

Caring for Roses


Roses require good care to put on their best display.  Now is the time to get started!  Learn when to uncover your roses, when and how to prune hybrid tea roses and other important activi

Grow Not-So-Ordinary Berries


Home gardeners who like a tart tasting berry or just want to grow a not-so-ordinary berry might consider planting cornelian cherries, jostaberries, honeyberries or serviceberries.  Learn more

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jasper County, Iowa


On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship issued a news release confirming that emerald ash borer (EAB) had been found in a residential tree in Newton in

Planting Potatoes in the Home Garden


One of the most popular vegetables in the home garden is the "Irish" potato.  A native of South America, the potato didn't become an important food crop until it was introduced to Ir