May 26, 2020

A drive through any town or park in central Illinois and you will notice that most sycamore trees are void of any green leaves. So, what is causing this problem?

May 28, 2020
iris flower

There aren’t very many plants that come in a wider range of color than iris. In the past 50 years, thousands of

June 12, 2020

Colorful, sweet and juicy blueberries are a summertime treat.

June 23, 2020
milkweed and butterfly

Monarch butterflies are beautiful and their migration journey is inspiring. Monarchs need milkweeds because they MUST lay their eggs on milkweed leaves.

August 05, 2020

Growing a plant from seed can be a very rewarding experience.  Here are a few tips to consider when shopping for seeds.

August 13, 2020

If you want to add zip and heat to your favorite entrée add a chile pepper. Peppers come in a variety of shapes, colors, range in taste from sweet and mild to hot. They are used in a wide variety of dishes from eating raw to seasoning and main dishes.