Guest Ralph Conner, Consulting Arborist
Board Certified Master Arborist MW0509B
American Society Consulting Arborists
Ed Gilman, University of Florida, Landscape Plants: browse here for lots of info about landscape trees
Some great conference opportunities recommended by Ralph Conner
Shade Tree Short Course - February 26-28 - Ames, IA
Nebraska Arborists - February 18-19 - Lincoln, NE
Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture - February 6-8 - St. Louis, MO
Trees Forever a great organization!
Cabling and Bracing Trees, SP659, University of Tennessee Extension
Low-growing Trees for Urban and Rural Iowa, PM1429D, ISU Extension will help you get the right tree in the right place!
Iowa Native Trees and Shrubs, near Woodward, providing locally sourced and grown trees and shrubs, using root-pruning growing techniques for hard to transplant trees like Oak & Hickory.
Guests Darrell & Malinda Geisler, Geisler Farms
5251 Northeast 94th Avenue Bondurant, IA 50035
Native Plants for Home Gardeners
It includes a list of suppliers at the end.
By coincidence, it includes most of my favorite natives for home gardens, with good pictures. :-) - Eileen
Should I Buy a New Plant?
The answer is yes! Every week Arrowhead Alpines Nursery features a fun cartoon!
Houseplants are so helpful in brightening winter days:
Re-rooting overgrown African Violets, it's a common problem. This shop has obviously done it many time: Rejuvenating African Violets, The Violet Showcase, 3147 South Broadway,
Englewood, Colorado 80113 (303) 761-1770. Nothing ventured, nothing gained :-)
First Day Hikes, Iowa DNR State Parks. Walnut woods, Big Creek, Brushy Creek, Mines of Spain.
In case you would like to become a pyro-botanist, the Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Conference, January 29-30, 2012, Dubuque, IA, could be a good place to learn.
In Harnessing Land, Iowa Farmer Preserves It, Boone, Iowa, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/29/2012, profiles Dick Thompson.
How to air layer a Houseplant
Here are some nice resources for Iowa State Extension
Guest: Anne Larson, (515) 559-3049
The Effect of Landscape Plants on Perceived Home Value, Alex Niemiera, Virginia Cooperative Extension, May 2009
Asters: Gardens Illustrated, Issue 191. You, too, could be walking through clouds of Asters
Iowa Gardener Magazine, State-by-State Gardening
Ervin's Radish: a white radish that outgrew it's potential?
Half Moon Edger Redux Redux
TOH has definitely discovered the half moon edger! Roger is using it opposite of the most effective side; with hte tread in the other direction, it performs better. It's best to remove the much before creating the new edge.
Please don't show to the electrical inspector, but I'm told it works.....undercabinet lights as grow lights. -Eileen
The State of Cannabis Growing Literature, Susan Harris, Garden Rant
Great Britain Forestry Commission: Chalara fraxinea dieback of ash
Downy Mildew of Impatiens. (You may want to try growing your own from seed.)
Christmas Gift Ideas
Reiman Gardens Gift Shop find something unique for gardeners and support the Gardens!
The Garden Primer, Barbara Damrosch
Plants we would like to try....
We need more options for small trees for home landscapes.
Native plants for shaded gardens.
Don't fight the low wetter areas in your yard & garden, many plants tolerate wet feet.
Sedges Have the Edge, Prairie Nursery, August 21, 2012
When a big gap opens in my landscape.
not sure it will live - but I want to try!
ditto comment above! It dies to the ground here in Central Iowa
I used to have a Dawn Redwood, I want to try this fun cultivar
How could you not want to try somthing that grows 10 feet in a single summer.
I now have quite a bit of shade in my backyard so I want to try something that's not a Hosta
Bonus: 6) Any Viburnum!
I just think there are so many great ones to choose from
Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Information Iowa Recommended Native Plants
Evergreen Gardens, Ames, Iowa
Pecans offered online by Nolin Nursery in Kentucky