Star of Summer: Butterfly Bush

Filed under: Plants, Misc

     Few plants brave the hot, dry, humid summers of Southern Illinois better than that of the Butterfly Bush. Blooming profusely ...

How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with Your Landscape Designer/Architect

Filed under: Design, Misc

     So you've decided to turn your home improvement dreams into dream home reality and move forward with that landscaping project...

Attracting Hummingbirds in Southern Illinois

Filed under: Plants, Misc

  Invite hummingbirds to your garden by planting these summer-blooming plants!   Mandevilla vine – A tropical vine (unfortunately, ...

Top 5 Scientifically-Proven Reasons Why You Need a Water Feature in Your Landscape

Filed under: Design, Waterfalls, Misc

     Have you been toying with the idea of installing a water feature within your landscape? A water feature can be anything from ...

1-2-3 Recipe for a Successful Annual Container Planting

Filed under: Plants, Misc

    Container planting can be creative and fun, but the amount of choices you have when it comes to plant material can be overwhel...

The Best Methods for Japanese Beetle Control

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Seen any of these guys in your garden lately?  Chances are, you have because they are back in Southern Illinois just in time for summer. The n...

How to Spray for Weeds

Filed under: Plants, Misc

  You got your yard all cleaned up and looking good this spring, but now it's summer and you have little time to spend tending the garden. Soon ...

Red Hot Flowering Plants for Southern Illinois

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Want to spice up your garden this year? Try adding these red flowering plants to your landscape and turn the dog days of summer into a red, hot party!...

Curious Misting Under Tulip Poplar Tree Is Result of Sap-Sucking Insect

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Have you noticed a mysterious misting or raining in the areas surrounding your tulip poplar tree? Maybe you've noticed a residue on your car or patio ...

USDA Uses New Website to Reduce the Spread of Invasive Pests

Filed under: Misc

     The United States Department of Agriculture has a new informational website aimed at preventing the spread of invasive plan...

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