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Iowa Master Gardener Program



Denny SchrockDenny Schrock
Master Gardener Coordinator
137 Horticulture Hall
Phone 515/294-4813


Cindy HaynesCynthia Haynes
Master Gardener Professor-in-Charge

Phone 515/294-4006
Fax 515/294-0730



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Reference Books

Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants. 1993. Steven M. Still. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois 61820 ($48.80)

Herbaceous Perennial Plants. 1998. Allen Armitage. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois 61820 ($69.80)

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. 1998. Michael A. Dirr. Stripes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois 61820 ($65.80)

The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. 1987. Michael A. Dirr and Charles Heuser, Jr. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia 30604 ($31.95)

Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook. 2001. R. Kenneth Horst. Chapman and Hall, New York, New York 10119

Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 1996. Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN 55317 ($39.95)

Weeds of North Central States. 1981. North Central Regional Research Publication No. 281 ($5.00)


Iowa Publications

The Vascular Plants of Iowa. 1994. Lawrence J. Eilers and Dean M. Roosa. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 ($15.95)

Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands. 2009. Sylvan T. Runkel and Alvin F. Bull. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa 50010 ($24.95)

Wildflowers of the Tall grass Prairie. 1988. Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa 50010 ($24.95)


Other Publications

Iowa Master Gardener Brochure |pdf|

ISU Extension Garden Calendar 2012. |order information|

Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory. 2001. Kent Whealy and Joanne Thuente. Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah Iowa 52101 ($89.99)

Growing Fruit in the Upper Midwest. 1997. Don Gordon. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis Minnesota ($24.95)
Landscaping for Wildlife. 1987. Carrol L. Henderson. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 ($10.95)

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management. 2003. Nick E. Christians.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  ($59.95)

Ortho’s All About Garden Pools and Fountains. 1999. Veronica Fowler and Jamie Beyer, Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 ($11.95)



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