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Wednesday, July 11, 2007 04:34 pm

Here are some perennials that thrive on the dark side

Untitled Document Shade has always posed a challenge for gardeners. “Trying to find something unique and different, let alone being able to tolerate and perform well in t...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 02:39 pm

It’s everywhere — and you may getting too much

Untitled Document Why do some people complain about fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste? I thought it was beneficial for dental health. Communities began add...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 04:05 am

They’re back and they’re on the attack!

Untitled Document Japanese beetles have invaded our gardens again. The first beetles were noticed around June 15 in the Springfield area, and the phone at the offices of the Univ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 04:47 pm

Sugars and acid levels largely determine flavor

Untitled Document There’s a lot of science behind the observation that homegrown tomatoes taste better than store-bought ones. “It’s not very hard to taste a ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 02:34 pm

Just because the grapes are organic doesn’t mean the wine is

Untitled Document What’s behind the trend toward more organic wines? The recent surge of interest in organic foods has indeed not escaped the wine business. ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 01:14 pm

Fairgrounds agave sports a 25-foot shoot

Untitled Document Most of us enjoy a surprise, and for gardeners a horticultural miracle is especially exciting. Last week eight inmates moved a giant agave plant — 6 feet ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 03:21 pm

Tour 30-acre lush private estate on Saturday, June 23

Untitled Document Gardeners love getting new ideas for sprucing up their gardens, and Springfield-area green thumbs will have the opportunity to get those ideas and talk with mas...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 09:33 am

Gardeners need to do their homework to protect their tasty plants

Untitled Document As the line between urban and rural settings continues to blur, human beings will undoubtedly encounter the wildlife they are displacing. Some, especially rabbi...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 01:01 am

Terminator seeds represent another attack on traditional farming

Untitled Document What is the “terminator seed” proposed for use in agriculture, and why is it so controversial? Since the dawn of civilization farmers h...


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