Volume 4 Issue 1
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“Imagine walking into a space that has 140,000 square feet of floor space occupied by 1,440 vendors of horticultural products,” says Greg Stack, U of I horticulturist. To a gardener this would be like the proverbial “kid in a candy store.”
“Managing your lawn in the fall will ensure a fuller, greener lawn next spring. Taking care of your lawn this fall really depends on the kind of summer temperatures and the amount of rainfall you have had,” said Richard Hentschel, a University of Illinois Extension specialist.
You can beat the frost and save your geraniums by taking them inside to overwinter, says David Robson, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
While the names are sometimes used interchangeably, yams and sweet potatoes are two totally different plants, says Jennifer Schultz Nelson, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.
As retail prices for fresh vegetables rise in the fall, many homeowners would like to be harvesting their own until the first freeze arrives, says a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist, Maurice Ogutu.
Several varieties of pansies are specifically bred for fall planting and over wintering, according to Jennifer Schultz Nelson, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Collecting and sowing his or her own seeds can be a fun and gratifying experience for the home gardener, says Nancy Pollard, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Be proactive and deep water your evergreens this fall, recommends Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.