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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 In our hurry-up, busy world filled with electronic gadgets such as iPhones, tablets and android devices, where does gardening fit in?, asked a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educa...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 The idea of putting in a raised-bed vegetable garden can be confusing if you’re not sure where to start, said a University of Illinois horticulture educator.It can be especially difficult for...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Lawn care questions in the wake of last summer’s drought are now pouring in, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. Rhonda Ferree listed the following as her top 10 tip...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Pansies are making a comeback in the garden world, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “According to the Garden Media Group, pansy and violet sales were up 6.4 perce...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Mesclun is a mixture of assorted small, baby salad leaves also known as a mesclun mix. You can purchase mesclun bagged in cellophane at your grocer. Yet freshly harvested from a few square feet...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
Jaycees Lawn Mower ClinicApril 19, 8am-1pm, OReilly Auto Parts North, 1321 N. Dirksen Pkwy, Push mower full-service tuneup. All service done same day. $55 or $20 blade sharpening. 553-2082.Introductio...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

Put away the car. Sell the lawnmower. And walk.

Joan Walters has been around the world, and it shows in her spacious downtown apartment. Nearly every square foot of wall, door or floor features a different artifact – perhaps a tribal mask, a ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:14 pm

Straight talk about solar, wind and geothermal

“A lot of people tell me they’d like to get off the grid,” says Bob Croteau, renewable program coordinator for City Water, Light and Power. “That’s really one of the wors...

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