Overwintering your geraniums is relatively easy to do and can save you a bunch of money next spring. Most of us have a favorite geranium variety, a ... »
Q: When can I plant bulbs for spring?
A: September is a great month to purchase daffodils, tulips, crocu ... »
Fall is the optimum time to start a new lawn from seed. The warm days, cool nights and fall rains encourage rapid growth. Plus, fewer weed seeds ge ... »
Q: I am confused about deadheading. How do I deadhead plants? What plants should — and should not — be d ... »
August brings an abundance of beautiful flowers for cutting, from sunflowers and black-eyed-Susan’s to roses and coneflowers in many colors. ... »
Tomatoes have a lot of enemies in the garden, even deer. But more common are the fungus and bacterial diseases of tomato plants.
Tomato blig ... »
Besides questions on plants, lawns, insects and flowers, a lot of you ask “What is a Master Gardener”?
A Master Gardener is som ... »
Many plants called “lily” aren’t lilies at all. Day lilies, lily of the valley and peace lily aren’t members of the lil ... »
With summer activities in full swing it is easy to ignore the garden and hope everything is doing OK without your constant surveillance. However, e ... »
Employees in the University of Iowa’s International Programs department bond over vegetables.
Specifically, over the vegetables they ... »
Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best — if you know how to maintain it properly. Here are some tips from Iowa State Unive ... »