University of Illinois Extension

Volume 4 Issue 1

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Coming Soon to a Garden Near You

“Imagine walking into a space that has 140,000 square feet of floor space occupied by 1,440 vendors of horticultural products,” says Greg Stack, U of I horticulturist.  To a gardener this would be like the proverbial “kid in a candy store.”

Fall Lawn Care

“Managing your lawn in the fall will ensure a fuller, greener lawn next spring. Taking care of your lawn this fall really depends on the kind of summer temperatures and the amount of rainfall you have had,” said Richard Hentschel, a University of Illinois Extension specialist.

Overwintering Geraniums

You can beat the frost and save your geraniums by taking them inside to overwinter, says David Robson, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Yams or Sweet Potatoes?

While the names are sometimes used interchangeably, yams and sweet potatoes are two totally different plants, says Jennifer Schultz Nelson, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Fall Vegetable Gardening

As retail prices for fresh vegetables rise in the fall, many homeowners would like to be harvesting their own until the first freeze arrives, says a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist, Maurice Ogutu.

Fall Pansies

Several varieties of pansies are specifically bred for fall planting and over wintering, according to Jennifer Schultz Nelson, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Seed Collecting and Sorting

Collecting and sowing his or her own seeds can be a fun and gratifying experience for the home gardener, says Nancy Pollard, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Deep Watering Evergreens

Be proactive and deep water your evergreens this fall, recommends Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.