University of Illinois Extension

Volume 7 Issue 2

Articles in this issue...

Ferns Freshen Indoors

Ferns bring a room to life any time of year, said Nancy Pollard, a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

Snow and Ice Can Harm Evergreens

Evergreen plants can be harmed by winter's fellow travelers—snow and ice, said a University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist.

Winter Care of Potted Perennials

Taking care of your potted perennial plants over the winter will insure they are around next season to provide another year of enjoyment, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist.

Protecting Fruit Trees from Winter Freeze Injury

The tree fruits grown in Illinois, particularly the northern part of the state, are winter hardy but can still be injured by severe winter temperatures, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Hold the Salt, Please

Salt can be a problem in the diet of many people. It can also be a problem in the landscape, especially if you are a northern climate gardener wanting to rid your driveway or walk from ice, said a Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist.

Firewood, BTUs and Bugs

There's nothing like stepping outside and smelling the smoke coming from the fireplace during the cold winter months, said Richard Hentschel, U of I Extension green industry specialist.