Volume 8 Issue 2
Articles in this issue...
Midwest winters can be tough. Wind, sleet, snow and cold can all add up to miserable conditions for four to five months, Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator noted.
The members of the Perennial Plant Association have voted and the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2012 is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Dirt is not soil and soil is not dirt, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator.
While pouring over seed catalogs and websites to plan a garden plot, pick some plants that will nurture natural pest control, recommended Nancy Pollard, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.
Once our winter weather really gets here and the snow cover is substantial, the wildlife turn to eating whatever is available and abundant, said Richard Hentschel, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Poinsettias are a major part of holiday decorating in many of our homes, said Ron Wolford, U of I Extension educator.