Gardening Webinar Series

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2022 Gardening Winter Webinar Series

Hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County in partnership with the Orange City Public Library, Sioux Center Public Library, Sheldon Public Library, and Northwest Iowa Community College

Join us for winter webinar showings and a facilitated discussion time with a local Master Gardener. Expand your knowledge of plant design and propagation!

All recorded showings will be held on the date and time listed below at the Orange City Public Library. 

Webinar showings are free and open to the public, but registration is requested to adequately plan for space and materials. Register by clicking on the title of your desired webinar below.


Planting Design Tips with Lisa Nunamaker – January 13, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn simple tips to help you arrange plants in your garden.

Elements such as  form, texture, color, massing, plus several others will be highlighted.

Planting Design Models with Lisa Nunamaker – January 20, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The arrangement of plants is a beautiful process that can feel overwhelming. This presentation will highlight several planting methods (or templates of-sorts) that you can follow to arrange plants in different ways depending on the site or style you wish to convey.

Planting Design Graphics with Lisa Nunamaker – January 27, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

You have so many ideas for your garden and would like to finally draw something on paper! This presentation will show how to draw plant symbols, plus showcase the power of drawing plants in both plan (top view) and elevation (side view).

Houseplant Propagation with Aaron Steil – February 10, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Growing houseplants is a popular hobby and growing plants indoors creates calm, welcoming and beautiful spaces. When houseplants get large or more plants are desired, many can be easily propagated. Learn how to propagate your own houseplants utilizing techniques like cuttings, division and layering. This interactive presentation will have you creating more plants to give to friends or create your own indoor jungle!

Advanced Seed Starting with Cindy Haynes – March 10, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

There is more to seed germination than many people realize. In this session, we will discuss the importance of environmental control, stratification and scarification techniques, and other tips to improve germination of temperate or tricky species.

Starting a Cutting Garden with Cindy Haynes – March 31, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Want to grow your own bouquets? In this session, you will learn about designing, starting seeds, planting, spacing, maintaining and harvesting different species suitable for cutting.