Iowa County, Iowa

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planting mums

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to submit your question to the OSUEMGV Ask an Expert group I have hardy fall mums and want to plant the outside but can't put them where... I have hardy fall mums and want to plant the outside but can't put them where I want them until spring. Can I plant them in a partially shaded area for the winter? Would they get settled enough to make it through the winter? Also, I planted mums last fall and they came up beautifully. They are very large and well rounded, as I did pinch back, but only once in the spring. The problem is, is that they are full of buds but aren't blooming. What's wrong? Thank you.

Iowa County Iowa almost 2 years ago

Plant identification

This has been popping up throughout my flower garden. Is it a weed or flower that reseaded from last year? The leaves are fuzzy and the plants are about 5 inches tall now.

Iowa County Iowa about 2 years ago


Can you identify this insect for me.

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Iowa County Iowa over 1 year ago

Aminopyralid contaminated home garden

I inadvertently fertilized my garden with manure containing Aminopyralid (Forefront). The peas, green beans, tomatoes and peppers all failed to grow normally or died. However, the broccoli, kale, cabbage, onions and cucumbers show no effect and have grown well. Apparently these plant species are unaffected by the chemical. Are these vegetables safe for human consumption?


Iowa County Iowa almost 3 years ago

What kind of plant is this?

I need help identifying this plant. I used to be very full and beautiful but now it's very sparse. I don't want to lose it!



Iowa County Iowa horticulture plant identification almost 3 years ago

mandatory reporting

Is mandatory reporting available on this site?


Iowa County Iowa about 1 year ago

bee colony removal

I have a colony of honey bees that have taken up residence in my raised bed garden. How can I have them removed?


Iowa County Iowa 9 months ago

cutting back phlox

My phlox plant gets so tall. Can I cut back my phlox plate back and keep them short?


Iowa County Iowa flower cutting back phlox about 3 years ago

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