Researchers at the University of Illinois use Google Earth to help track urban garden growth in Chicago.
Learn which Illinois plants show up for the night shift
Learn the difference between partial shade, full shade and deep shade – and which plants thrive in each.
Organic or synthetic? Fertilizer facts help gardeners decide which is best for their plants.
Take the guesswork out of gardening with Liane Doxey’s helpful book, The Garden Journal: The Essentials.
A family learns life lessons that feed the soul through gardening.
Avoid some common mistakes we gardeners make that result in a lot of extra work.
Dig up those arithmetic skills to help plan a successful garden.
Retiree Bob Koenig of Quincy turned his hobby into a small business with 600 tomato plants grown in his garden.
Most of the spring plants in your yard and garden require protection when overnight frost is predicted. Here are a few methods for sheltering plants in garden beds.
Rosemary, a perennial evergreen shrub, can easily be grown in a home or garage during the winter months. The key is to make sure the area is cool and moist.
Caring for your perennials in the cool weather months is key in ensuring healthy buds in the spring. Tips on whether or not to cut back your perennials.
Have you ever been around a group of gardeners who seem to be talking in a foreign language? Here are some of the more common terms, starting with botanary, which is short for botanical dictionary.
Determine the decade by plant fads.
Here are three quick tips to help make sense of seed catalogs
When your only space is a deck or patio, container gardening is for you.
This summer, manage your lawn like a pro.
Try building a raised-bed garden, which is simply a garden built on top of your native soil.
Children’s book teaches kids where their food really comes from.
One of summer’s tastiest gifts is a basket of juicy ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine. With a day’s work and a little know-how, you can enjoy your bounty of summer tomatoes year-round.
True blue flowers can be tricky to find.
Three planting tips for beautiful flowers this summer.
Guerilla gardeners take action to clean up – and beautify – their communities.
Lasagna gardening is organic, earth-friendly and most importantly, incredibly easy.
The gardening methods of pinching and deadheading sound a little mean, don’t they? But while they sound a little harsh, both methods can greatly improve a plant’s appearance.
Tips for adding beauty to your landscape without emptying your wallet.
Artistic skills bloom in the garden.
Use what’s in your yard to create your own compost