University of Illinois Extension

Volume 6 Issue 4

Articles in this issue...

Prolonging Fresh Cut Garden Flowers

Do flowers from your garden seem to wilt almost immediately? Floral scientists have learned secrets to prolong their life that you can use at home, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Summer Flowers for Winter Enjoyment

Summer. Long, warm days, pleasant evenings, barbeques and gardens overflowing with colorful blooms. There are times when we wish the beauty of summer would last forever, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist.

Mite Activity During Dry Weather

Mites are nearly microscopic in size, yet can cause a mighty amount of damage during dry weather, said Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.

Pruning and Staking Tomatoes

The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep fruits off the ground, protect the fruit from sunburn and get a decent crop, said Maurice Ogutu, U of I Extension horticulture educator.

In Praise of Fall Blooming Perennials

"While you may not be worried about having ample color right now, fall is just around the corner and gardens often need some help in the color department," said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Mid-Summer Gardening Tips

There comes a time in mid-summer when we realize that the garden is looking a little tired, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

"But there are some things that can be done to perk up the garden so we can enjoy it for the whole season," said Sharon Yiesla.