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2013-4-14: Mike Bevins, IDALS

 

Guest: Mike Bevins

Mike Bevins, IDALS, Horticulture and Farmers Market Program
(515) 242-5043

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Horticulture & Farmers Market Program : Horticulture Organizations


Iowa Native Trees & Shrubs

Dickinson County Osprey Webcam

Prairie Nursery: Native Plants that Grow Under Pines

Des Moines Men's Garden Club Plant Sale

Des Moines Men's Garden Club sale at The Gardner's of America Headquarters
5560 Merle Hay Road   Johnston, IA 
Annuals: flowers and vegetables,  perennials, hanging baskets and good stuff grown by our       members
Saturday May 4th 8am-3pm  RAIN or SHINE
Iowa Native Plant Society Fieldtrips for 2013

April 27, 2013 - Jackson County (eastern Iowa)
Time: 10-3
INPS has been invited to join the Iowa Woodland Owners Association for their fieldtrip to David Gossman's property. That should be a really good time for wildflowers. There will be a morning walk to an oak savanna remnant and prairie planting that will have been burned a few weeks before. Following a lunch break (bring your own) and restroom break, the afternoon hike will
head down into the valley to see the deep woods wildflowers and then come back up into another oak savanna remnant. There may be morels in the woods.
 
 DIRECTONS: The address is 19502 159th Ave, Zwingle, IA 52079. Take 208th St west from route 61 then south on 159th. That said, mapquest will not place that address correctly. It places that address at my neighbor to the north. If you use mapquest you have to follow 159th avenue till it dead ends into my farm lane to the south. If you look at the aerial photos of the farm that
way, I think I will take the first hike north and west of the farm house. Then the afternoon hike will head south into the timbered valley.
Contact: David Gossman dgossman@gcisolutions.com 563-652-2822
 
Dress for walking. Bring a packed lunch.
 
May 4, 2013 - Cherokee County (northwest Iowa)
Time: 1:00
Meet at noon at the Ballfield Shelter in Martin's Access park. Hike to begin at 1PM. Expect loads of spring ephemerals in the woodlands and early blooming dry-prairie flowers and sedges.
DIRECTIONS: Martin's Access is located at 4578 Martin Access Road, Larrabee, IA 51029. The entrance is about 4 miles east from the intersection of Hwy 59 and County Road C16 in Larrabee, IA, then one mile south on Martin's Access Road. The Ballfield Shelter is visibly located within the park, about 0.3 miles from the park's main entrance.
Bring a packed lunch at noon, or just come at 1PM for the hike!
This Week at Reiman Gardens
Plant Pals
Bring your kids to Reiman Gardens everyother week to cultivate a Garden and learn about plants, insects and where your food comes from!
Reiman Gardens Gift Shop
The Gift Shop at the Gardens is a great place to get garden related gifts such as....
- Seed Savers Exchange seeds - great for spring
- Iowa related books for sale
          --Round barns in Iowa
          --Road guide to haunted Iowa  
          --Canoeing & Kayaking in Iowa
          --Cookbooks
- plus a lot more!

Just starting to open: Pasque Flower
               
New Jersey Tea - New hybrids from Proven Winners
ISU Extension Forestry Publications, Windbreaks: look at 1716 & 1717

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