Winter is on its way, and perhaps a bit late in Iowa this year. If overing roses and strawberries, or planting bulbs has been on your to-do list, it's almost time.
"This weather has been good for those of us who are procrastinators," says Schrock. "You talked about covering strawberries. The temperature has to be in the 20's consistently for them to go completely dormant, so don't cover them yet."
"The same is true for roses, but be careful because it could happen any day now."
During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Denny Schrock, Iowa's Master Gardener Coordinator and Richard Jauron, horticulture expert with Iowa State University Extension.