How to minimize deer damage
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How to minimize deer damage

Minimizing deer damage

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There's much to know about mulch
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There's much to know about mulch

What's the best mulch to use?

Dividing plants during the growing season
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Dividing plants during the growing season

Dividing plants during the growing season

Understanding climate change in Illinois
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Understanding climate change in Illinois

This past week, I was honored to be invited to the Western Illinois University Agriculture Banquet, where faculty and students celebrated another year of education, research and community outreach.

Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases
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Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases

Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases

Using eggshells in the garden and compost
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Using eggshells in the garden and compost

Using eggshells in the garden and compost

It's time to clean up the garden
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It's time to clean up the garden

Days are finally starting to get longer and warmer, both of which excite gardeners each year. I stepped outside this morning and was grateful for the sunshine and warmth and began looking over my garden.

Tips for repotting houseplants
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Tips for repotting houseplants

Night yields to day in the late winter and spring, which seems to re-energize me. Already I've found time to get in the yard to do a bit of cleaning.