What is it about the color blue that drives gardeners into a state of euphoria? That magical elusive flower color is one that is sought out and also almost held to a different standard, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist.
Beneficial insects are a great asset to have in the garden, said Candice Miller University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.
All-America Selection vegetables and flowers have been grown for the last five years at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s Smart Home garden, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Curb appeal makes a difference whether you are planning to sell, or stay in your home for the long haul. According to researchers at Texas A&M, landscaping brings an average of 109 percent return on every dollar spent, said Nancy Pollard, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Gardeners were really glad to see the cooler weather and some rainfall at the end of the 2012 gardening season. The question is whether or not 2013 will be any better, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
The drought of 2012 took a great toll not only on the plants in the garden, but also on the gardener’s wallet, said Candice Miller, University of Illinois horticulturist.