Volume 6 Issue 4
Articles in this issue...
Do flowers from your garden seem to wilt almost immediately? Floral scientists have learned secrets to prolong their life that you can use at home, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Summer. Long, warm days, pleasant evenings, barbeques and gardens overflowing with colorful blooms. There are times when we wish the beauty of summer would last forever, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist.
Mites are nearly microscopic in size, yet can cause a mighty amount of damage during dry weather, said Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.
The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep fruits off the ground, protect the fruit from sunburn and get a decent crop, said Maurice Ogutu, U of I Extension horticulture educator.
"While you may not be worried about having ample color right now, fall is just around the corner and gardens often need some help in the color department," said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator.
There comes a time in mid-summer when we realize that the garden is looking a little tired, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
"But there are some things that can be done to perk up the garden so we can enjoy it for the whole season," said Sharon Yiesla.