All posts by Jan Phipps
How Gardeners Can Coexist with Local Wildlife…Or Not
What to do when wildlife makes a home in your garden.
4 Ways Houseplants Help Improve Your Home
Houseplants are beneficial in more ways than one.
How to Grow Healthy Houseplants
Growing healthy plants for a healthy home.
Outstanding Oak Tree Facts
Find fun oak tree facts before planting the mighty tree.
What You Need to Know About Illinois Oak Trees
Learn more about oak trees, the Illinois state tree and the country's national tree.
Effective tips for controlling weeds.
Start a Garden in Six Simple Steps
Learn how to start a new garden this spring using our helpful steps.
How Do Insects Survive in the Winter?
Discover insects' secret to winter survival, and learn if ants are really all that bad.
The Difference Between Hardy and Tender Bulbs
Learn the difference between hardy and tender bulbs and when to plant them.
What’s The Difference Between Lichen and Moss?
Learn the difference between lichen and moss and what they tell you about your yard.