Gardening, Nature, and Home

Project Green: Gardening with an Eye on Design

Presented by Lindsay Lee and Lee Zieke, co-owners of Willowglen Nursery in Decorah, Iowa.

Summary: A discussion of what makes a successful garden, including choosing and arranging...

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Project Green: Managing Backyard Prairie and Wooded Areas

Presented by Mark Vitosh, District Forester, Iowa DNR/Forestry Bureau and David Wehde, Vegetation Specialist, Johnson County Conservation Board.

Summary: Learn how to establish and...

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Project Green: From Plant to Plate – Growing and Using Herbs

With guest Susan Appleget-Hurst. Herbs bring you to the perfect intersection of easy gardening and flavorful cooking. Find out how to start your own herb garden, whether it's in a few flower pots...

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Project Green: Common Landscape Trees of Johnson County

Come learn about the variety of tree species that are planted in Johnson County for landscape purposes, Mark Vitosh. Iowa DNR District Forester will discuss which tree species have performed well...

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Project Green: Conifer Companions

Gary Wittenbaugh, Iowa's dwarf conifer guru, has lectured extensively throughout the US on the use of conifers and conifer companions in the garden and landscape. Gary has been gardening for over...

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Project Green: Bulbs and Peonies

Presented by Linda Naeve, Education Coordinator, Reiman Gardens.

Summary: Linda Naeve discusses fall planting of bulbs and peonies for spring.

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Project Green: Going to Pot- Container Gardening

Presented by Marilou Gay, Johnson County master gardener.

Summary: A slide show and discussion of planning and creating container gardens.

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Eco Iowa City: Improving Water Quality, Starting With Your Property

Discover what you can do to improve water quality at your home by capturing the rain that falls on your property. Learn about best management practices, including rain barrels, rain gardens and...

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Project Green: One Acre at a Time

Dick Baker, retired UI professor of geology, will describe the joys and the difficulties he has experienced trying to increase biodiversity, preserve native communities, decrease erosion and...

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Getting excited about water gardening/Landscaping with stone

Part of our 2011 Second Sunday Garden Forum series. Guest speaker Jamie Beyer, founder of the Central Iowa Water Garden Association has a Masters Degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology and is a...

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