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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 01:13 pm

Two seminars will offer new ideas and inspiration

By now, most of our gardens have started to look a little worn, flowers have started to fade away, and plants are looking tired from lack of rain. In some gardens, weeds have taken over. It’s time fo...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 05:55 pm

Grow a monster like Dan Polistina’s 561-pound winner

Besides corn dogs, lemonade shake-ups, the butter cow and giant slide, the Illinois State Fair has much to offer. My favorite part of the fair is seeing products that ...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 04:51 pm

Proven techniques for exterminating white grubs

If you want to panic the homeowner of a well-manicured lawn, just yell, “Grubs!” White grubs are the most destructive turf insect pest in Illinois. However, not all turf areas wi...
Thursday, July 21, 2005 03:29 am
Up until last week, at least one of three calls to local master gardeners for help concerned those pesky Japanese beetles. But now there’s new trouble in Lincoln Land, and the quest...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 02:22 am
Plant a Row for the Hungry, a national program promoted locally by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, encourages all vegetable gardeners and commercial growers to donate ...
Thursday, July 7, 2005 06:05 am
Does anyone remember what rain looks like? According to the U.S. drought monitor (drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html), central Illinois is experiencing a moderate-t...
Thursday, July 7, 2005 05:59 pm
Dear “Earth Talk”: What kind of environmentally friendly pet-care products are available for controlling ticks and fleas and washing dogs and cats? — Jeannette Peclet, ...
Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:11 am
If you’re like most gardeners, you’ve been toiling away in the yard for a few months now and are seeing the results of your hard work. You’re also ready for a well-deserved...
Thursday, June 23, 2005 01:49 pm
You’re sure to walk away with ideas on sprucing up your garden after attending one of the many upcoming area garden walks. • Enjoy “Town and Country Gardens,” 10 a....
Thursday, June 2, 2005 07:16 pm
This week, while visiting my grandmother, I made the mistake of standing near a hummingbird feeder. Ruby-throated hummingbirds buzzed around my head on their way to the feeder. My initial re...


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