University of Illinois Extension

Archives for February 2018

February 22, 2018
Richard Hentschel

Host Richard Hentschel talks about what is going on out in the home landscape right now. Things are pretty brown, except the colorful food and snack wrappers stuck among base of plants. Do a quick pick-up so you won't have to look at trash this spring. Rabbits may have caused some (or a lot of) damage. Check out how the bulbs are doing and protect them from rabbit feeding. While we enjoy and support our winter birds, the feed also will attract voles and rabbits. Be aware of the damage they can do elsewhere in the yard.

 
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February 15, 2018
Richard Hentschel

University of Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses saved flower and vegetable seeds, and how to check them this time of year. He also reminds us that seed packets can give us lots of good information on the best conditions for seed germination.

 
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February 8, 2018
Richard Hentschel

U of I Extension's Richard Hentschel discusses the need to do dormant pruning for our trees and shrubs. He provides the benefits of this strategy, including the ease of pruning while the plants are without leaves.

 
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February 1, 2018
Richard Hentschel

Horticulture Educator and podcast host Richard Hentschel talks about how to keep your brambles from becoming the preverbal bramble patch. Did you know pruning is straight forward, and needs to be done just twice a year? Listen to learn how fruiting canes work, when they die and when they can be removed. Plus, Hentschel provides tips on thinning new canes so you grow the biggest berries!

 
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