University of Illinois Extension

Volume 1 Issue 4

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Morning Glories Still a Favorite

“There’s something irresistible about a trellis softened with intense clove-scented sweet peas,” said Greg Stack, Extension horticulturist. “Flowering vines of all sorts can add something special to any garden no matter how large or small."

Controlling Gray Mold in the Garden

Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of plants are susceptible to attack by gray mold, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Begin Now to Select Trees for Fall Planting

Summer is a good time to start thinking about the trees you want to plant next fall, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Caring for Your Iris

Caring for iris plants can be easy if you follow a few basic steps, said Barbara Bates, University of Illinois horticulture educator.

Slugs: Controlling Garden Pests

If you find large, ragged holes in the leaves of plants in your garden and notice a slime trail as well, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator warns you may have a slug or two taking up residence.

Add Annual Vines to Your Garden

“Plant your annual vines in the ground in front of a windowpane trellis or a tree, wrapped with flexible trellis,” said Greg Stack, Extension horticulture educator.

Identifying Squash and Other Vine Problems

Squashes have numerous disease and insect pests. One of the more serious insect pests is squash vine borer. This insect tunnels into the stem within six inches of the soil line.