University of Illinois Extension

Volume 6 Issue 3

Articles in this issue...

Why Fruit Trees Fail To Bear

Getting young fruit trees to bear can sometimes be a challenge, notes Richard Hentschel, U of I Extension horticulture specialist.

Demystifying the Pruning of Roses

"With spring comes crocus and daffodil flowers, the warm sun, the first robin sighting and the task of pruning roses. Pruning roses can sometimes be a confusing task, especially when you might have several different types of roses in the garden such as hybrid teas, old garden roses, shrub roses, and climbers," said Greg Stack, a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

Divide and Conquer

Spring is here and we are starting to get the gardening itch, said Martha Smith, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Strawberry Pots

Strawberry pots can be a great way to grow strawberries, herbs and small annual flowering plants, said Jeff Rugg, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture unit educator.

All-America Selections for 2010

Each year, All America Selections (AAS) introduces new annual flowers that are seen as unique and have proven themselves superior in replicated test gardens in the United States and Canada, said Greg Stack, a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

Lawn Mower Bites Kill Bark

Lawn mowers can do damage to your landscape, warned a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.