IllinoisTimes - Gardening http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-77-1-gardening.html Wed, 17 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Outstanding country gardens on annual symphony tour http://illinoistimes.com/article-8772-outstanding-country-gardens-on-annual-symphony-tour.html Outstanding country gardens on annual symphony tour
There are some remarkable gardens on the 22nd annual Illinois Symphony Garden Tour in Springfield. “A Symphony of Country Gardens” will be held from 11-4 Saturday, June 18.Shelly and Ken H...]]>
The capital city is bloomin’ beautiful - The sixth annual Springfield in Bloom winners http://illinoistimes.com/article-7605-the-capital-city-is-bloominrs-beautiful.html The capital city is bloomin’ beautiful - The sixth annual Springfield in Bloom winners
Spring rains, sweltering summer heat and those dang Japanese beetles made this yet another challenging year to be a flower gardener in central Illinois. And yet nearly 80 individuals and organizations...]]>
Beautification is contagious - It's time to get Springfield in Bloom http://illinoistimes.com/article-7208-beautification-is-contagious.html Beautification is contagious - It's time to get Springfield in Bloom
This is the sixth year for Springfield in Bloom, the community-wide beautification program that challenges homeowners, businesses, neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations across central ...]]>
Conserve water with rain barrels http://illinoistimes.com/article-7210-conserve-water-with-rain-barrels.html Conserve water with rain barrels
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering makes up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. One way to reduce outdoor water usag...]]>
Symphony presents %uFFFDEnsemble of Outdoor Living Spaces%uFFFD - Annual garden tour is June 20 http://illinoistimes.com/article-6034-symphony-presents-ufffdensemble-of-outdoor-living-spacesufffd.html Symphony presents %uFFFDEnsemble of Outdoor Living Spaces%uFFFD - Annual garden tour is June 20
A metal and glass wind sculpture by Seattle artist Andrew Carson highlights one of the gardens on this year's symphony garden tour.PHOTO BY GINNY LEE With Father’s Day weekend approaching, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has been blooming with anticipation for parents and children to come mark the occasion at its annual garden tour. The 20th annual fundraiser for the orch...]]>
Let%uFFFDs plant the town red%uFFFD - (and yellow, purple and white) http://illinoistimes.com/article-5891-letufffds-plant-the-town-redufffd.html Let%uFFFDs plant the town red%uFFFD - (and yellow, purple and white)
Springfield in Bloom — the community-wide beautification program that challenges homeowners, businesses and nonprofit groups to bring beautiful new color and life to their street-si...]]>
Plant bulbs now for a colorful spring http://illinoistimes.com/article-5289-plant-bulbs-now-for-a-colorful-spring.html Plant bulbs now for a colorful spring
Bulbs provide a good investment for the money spent and they supply years of spring color in your yard. Fall is the prime time for planting hardy spring-flowering bulbs. Most bulb...]]>
Think spring by planting the town red this fall - Springfield beautification efforts to be in the national spotlight http://illinoistimes.com/article-5290-think-spring-by-planting-the-town-red-this-fall.html Think spring by planting the town red this fall - Springfield beautification efforts to be in the national spotlight
Regular IT readers are familiar with Springfield in Bloom (SIB), the friendly contest encouraging streetside beautification projects which will be in its fifth year in 2009. Hundreds of neig...]]>
Take your geraniums with you into winter http://illinoistimes.com/article-5293-take-your-geraniums-with-you-into-winter.html Take your geraniums with you into winter
Are you sad at the thought that your cheery geraniums will soon fall victim to winter frost? Why not take them inside for the winter? Gardeners have several alternatives, includin...]]>
Browning evergreen foliage - In most cases, there isn%uFFFDt anything to be concerned about http://illinoistimes.com/article-4411-browning-evergreen-foliage.html Browning evergreen foliage - In most cases, there isn%uFFFDt anything to be concerned about
Untitled Document Every fall, people get upset when their evergreens undergo dramatic changes in color. “People are convinced that their plants must have some type o...]]>
Controlling poison ivy - Leaves of three, let it be; leaves of four, eat some more http://illinoistimes.com/article-4326-controlling-poison-ivy.html Controlling poison ivy - Leaves of three, let it be; leaves of four, eat some more
Untitled Document Controlling and eradicating poison ivy can be a challenge, but for many people elimination of this noxious plant is imperative because it can cause nightmarish ...]]>
Gardening in shady places - Here are some perennials that thrive on the dark side http://illinoistimes.com/article-4240-gardening-in-shady-places.html Gardening in shady places - 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...]]>
Homegrown tomatoes - Sugars and acid levels largely determine flavor http://illinoistimes.com/article-4204-homegrown-tomatoes.html Homegrown tomatoes - 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 ...]]>
When deer and rabbits attack - Gardeners need to do their homework to protect their tasty plants http://illinoistimes.com/article-4163-when-deer-and-rabbits-attack.html When deer and rabbits attack - 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...]]>
Watering tips for vegetable gardens - Know your plants%uFFFD critical watering periods http://illinoistimes.com/article-3224-watering-tips-for-vegetable-gardens.html Watering tips for vegetable gardens - Know your plants%uFFFD critical watering periods
Untitled Document Each vegetable has a critical time during its growth when lack of adequate moisture can be a serious problem.  “Hot, dry weather leads to high mois...]]>
All things cucurbita http://illinoistimes.com/article-1520-all-things-cucurbita.html All things cucurbita
Hot on the heels of her acclaimed book on melons, horticulturist Amy Goldman is out with The Compleat Squash,a new book that features 150 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes, including detaile...]]>