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Updated: 2016-10-01T00:19:54Z

 



Yard and Garden: Overwintering Geraniums for Spring Replanting

2016-09-29T08:52:37Z

Geraniums are beautiful plants which add color and vibrant detail to any landscape. However, they are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions. There is a solution: Geraniums can be taken indoors and overwintered, then replanted in the spring.

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Micronutrients Play Large Role in Keeping Plants Healthy

2016-09-23T11:20:01Z

A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Iowa County, Iowa

2016-09-19T09:33:42Z

Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.

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Yard and Garden: Planting and Dividing Lilies in Fall

2016-09-14T09:12:58Z

Fall is the right time to plant, dig and divide lilies for optimal performance in spring. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what to do now to help lilies reach their full potential.

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Yard and Garden: Planting Tulips and Flowering Bulbs in Fall

2016-09-08T13:27:43Z

Tulips are a welcome part of the spring landscape, but to enjoy their benefits in warm weather, work must be done during fall to maximize their potential.

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Garden Calendar Keeps Home Bright and Beautiful

2016-09-06T15:10:54Z

While flowering plants have a limited growing season outdoors, the 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases plants that can keep a home bright and beautiful throughout the year.

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Annual Roadside Survey Results for Small Game Released

2016-09-02T14:27:31Z

Results of the Iowa DNR annual August Roadside Survey showed little change in gamebird populations from last year. Previous results have shown population declines in most years of the survey’s 55-year history.

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Yard and Garden: Harvesting and Storing Apples

2016-08-31T16:16:03Z

Fall is almost here, and one of the best parts of the season is the apple harvest. Apples are a delicious, fun part of autumn, but care must be taken with harvest time, storage and potential blotches.

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Yard and Garden: Properly Storing Garden Produce

2016-08-25T09:33:07Z

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast. But storing and keeping produce including potatoes, onions and carrots fresh can become an issue.

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Core Training Course Brings Gardeners to Ames Campus

2016-08-25T08:21:18Z

Master Gardener trainees will come to the Iowa State campus in October for the program’s annual class. The course, which will be held on Oct. 8 and 22, provides a full day of training as part of the required 40 hours of education for Iowa Master Gardener training.

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