Volume 7 Issue 2
Articles in this issue...
Ferns bring a room to life any time of year, said Nancy Pollard, a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.
Evergreen plants can be harmed by winter's fellow travelers—snow and ice, said a University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist.
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.
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.
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.
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.