Signup to receive email updates

or follow our RSS feed


Blog Archives

732 Total Posts

follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Extending the Life of Fresh Flowers - by David Robson

Posted by John Fulton -

Flowers are a favorite way to say, "You are special," or just to perk up any room in the house. However, once cut, flowers start to fade. There are some techniques for extending the beauty of fresh flowers. It does not make much difference if you get flowers from your yard or a florist; the basic care is the same....

Read More >

Propagating House Plants - by David Robson

Posted by John Fulton -

Are your houseplants becoming overgrown, leggy, crowded? Do you wish you had more of your favorite varieties? Many kinds of houseplants are easily propagated using simple materials found around your home, states David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Springfield Center. A num...

Read More >

Christmas Cactus Care

Posted by John Fulton -

This column by Sandy Mason has information on how to get the Christmas Cactus to bloom year after year.

Read More >