gardening http://iowapublicradio.org en The Annual Battle Against Pond Scum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/annual-battle-against-pond-scum <p>Put heat, light, water and nitrogen together and you get lakes and ponds that are choked with plant growth. &nbsp;It's Horticulture Day and host,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charity </span>Nebbe, talks with<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Allen </span>Patillo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Iowa State University Extension </span>Fisheries<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Aquaculture<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Specialist about aquatic plant management. Fri, 23 May 2014 17:26:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe 41115 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Annual Battle Against Pond Scum Can't Grow Out? Grow up! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cant-grow-out-grow <p>When you don't have room to build out, you build up.&nbsp; The same rule applies to gardening.&nbsp; It's horticulture day and Host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Linda Naeve about adding a new dimension to our garden or landscape with vertical gardening, including trellises, stakes, cages, archways and green walls.&nbsp; Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron joins in to answer listener questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:14:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 40736 at http://iowapublicradio.org Can't Grow Out? Grow up! A Community of True Inspiration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/community-true-inspiration <p>The <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amana/intro.htm">Amana Colonies, </a>also known as the Community of True Inspiration, was founded in the 1850s and residents lived communally in Amana's seven village until the "Great Change" of 1932.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:39:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31668 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Community of True Inspiration Fall Planting for Flowering Bulbs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fall-planting-flowering-bulbs <p>The rich yellows, oranges and reds of fall are dominant in the current October landscape, but it’s time to start thinking about the pinks, purples, and whites of Spring.&nbsp;</p><p>Host Charity Nebbe sits down with&nbsp; Iowa State University horticulturists Cindy Haynes and Denny Schrock. They discuss planning for planting bulbs of spring flower gardens, as fall is the perfect time to plant tulips and daffodils.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:08:46 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30784 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fall Planting for Flowering Bulbs Horticulture Day: Getting Kids to the Garden http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-getting-kids-garden <p>For a lot of us there is a disconnect between what we eat and where it comes from. Kids who spend time in the garden are lot more likely to make the connection. Today on Talk of Iowa, it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day. Linda Naeve, of Iowa State University Extension, and Reiman Gardens&#39; Aaron Steil will be here. Host Charity Nebbe talks with them about get kids involved in gardening, and they answer listener questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:38:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Getting Kids to the Garden Horticulture Day: Gardening Apps http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-gardening-apps <p>Nothing beats good old fashioned hard work when it comes to your yard and garden, but new technology can lend a hand. Fri, 31 May 2013 16:19:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe 21681 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Gardening Apps