University of Illinois Extension

Volume 2 Issue 3

Articles in this issue...

Welcome Home to Your Garden

“Think ‘why not’ when designing your garden to say ‘welcome home.’ Don’t let small space limit your imagination,” said Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

Annual Vines Add Height

Vines are becoming very popular among gardeners because they add a vertical accent to the garden and can make even small gardens more interesting.

Create a Butterfly Garden

With careful planning, home gardeners can create an inviting habitat that will allow butterflies to flourish, said Susan Grupp, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Growing Cool Season Vegetables

“Spring brings ideal conditions for cool-season vegetables. Cool-season vegetables are able to withstand some frosts so they can extend the growing season in cooler climates,” said Maurice Ogutu, U of I Extension horticulturist.

Landscaping with Edible Plants

Recognizing that some common landscape plants offer food for the table and that many food plants have practical and aesthetic landscape value can double the benefits of gardening, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Using Pesticides Safely

Safe use of pesticides starts with understanding what a pesticide is, said James Schuster, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.