Host Richard Hentschel discusses our area "frost free date" and our typical annuals that do so well for our gardens. One plant family has caused concern for gardeners have been impatiens the last two years with a new disease called downy mildew. There are several alternatives available and a couple of impatiens show good disease resistance. Lots of perennials will be smaller than expected in 2013 too.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.