University of Illinois Extension

Volume 8 Issue 2

Articles in this issue...

Leafy Green Clean Air Machines

Midwest winters can be tough. Wind, sleet, snow and cold can all add up to miserable conditions for four to five months, Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator noted.

Perennial Plant of the Year 2012

The members of the Perennial Plant Association have voted and the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2012 is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Don't Treat Your Soil Like Dirt

Dirt is not soil and soil is not dirt, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Flowers and Herbs Nurture Natural Pest Control

While pouring over seed catalogs and websites to plan a garden plot, pick some plants that will nurture natural pest control, recommended Nancy Pollard, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Rabbit and Mouse Damage

Once our winter weather really gets here and the snow cover is substantial, the wildlife turn to eating whatever is available and abundant, said Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Keeping Your Poinsettia Alive

Poinsettias are a major part of holiday decorating in many of our homes, said Ron Wolford, U of I Extension educator.