All posts by Jan Phipps
When is a Bulb Not a Bulb?
Exploring corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes and how they can benefit and beautify your home garden.
Invasive or Aggressive? What Homeowners Need to Know About These Types of Plants
Learn the difference between invasive and aggressive plants and how to avoid those that have an unwanted impact...
How to Multiply Your Perennials This Fall
The two best times to transplant perennials are typically during the spring and autumn, when the moderate weather...
7 Pollinators to Help Your Garden Grow
It takes more than just sunshine and water to grow a garden – pollinators are key, and planting...
6 Fun Gardening Projects to Do With Kids
Kids and kitchen scraps: these gardening projects provide fun for children while reducing food waste.
A Brief History of Thyme (and How to Grow It)
Thyme is a hardy perennial in Illinois. There are more than 100 species from which to choose, ranging...
How to Get Started With Composting
Learn how to use what’s in your yard to create your own compost.
How to Use Vines to Expand Your Garden
If you've run out of space in your garden, growing vines might be the perfect solution to satisfy...
Use the Off-Season to Grow Your Gardening Expertise
Growing your horticultural knowledge in winter can productively fill some of the unused hours.
How to Grow Plants That Engage All Five Senses
Learn how to grow plants for your garden that appeal to more than just sight and smell.