University of Illinois Extension

Archives for December 2017

December 28, 2017
Richard Hentschel
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Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up, talks about making some gardening resolutions for 2018 and how easy some of them can be to check off the list. Don't just say "I am going to make the landscape better in 2018." Put down some specific things you would like to improve. Maybe it's how the lawn looks, putting in a cutting garden, starting the vegetable garden early or gardening late into the season? Perhaps you want to take a class or visit a conservatory this winter? Make those resolutions and put them were you can see them often!

 
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December 21, 2017
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Host Richard Hentschel discusses winter care of our houseplants long after the holiday gift plants are gone. Houseplants that need a lot of light will get loose and leggy while stretching towards the light during the cloudy short days of winter. Watering can be a challenge as many of our houseplants are not actively growing. Good drainage and using the same soil mix can help us manage the water easier

 
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December 14, 2017
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Horticulture Educator and GSU Host Richard Hentschel provides some quick reviews and reminders on bird feeding, firewood management, mulching tender perennials, protecting thinned bark trees and more.

 
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December 7, 2017
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Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel talks gifts for the gardener in the family. Tools are always welcome, especially those that have multiple uses. Other kinds of supplies also make good gifts, perhaps bags of soil amendment, fertilizers, or a new, larger diameter garden hose to replace an older cracked or leaking hose.

 
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