University of Illinois Extension

Volume 5 Issue 4

Articles in this issue...

Caring for Roses in Summer

Roses - the "Queen of Flowers," should be in full glory in the month of June, said Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Canadian Explorer Roses

Gardeners who love roses and who live and garden in cold climates are often beside themselves when trying to find roses that will overwinter successfully year after year, said Greg Stack, a U of I Extension horticulturist.

Cutting Lawn Care Costs

In today's tight economic climate, people are trying to save money at every opportunity. The good news is that lawns are no exception, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.

Algae Control

Ask a gardener what their biggest gardening problem is and they will probably tell you it's weeds. The same is true of water gardeners, said Jeff Rugg, U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Care of Crabapples and Hawthorns

Disease can threaten crabapples and hawthorns, but prudent precautions can prevent this, said James Schuster, U of I Extension plant pathology specialist.