All posts by Jan Phipps
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.
Where’s My Perennial Plant?
A look into the causes for perennial plant no-shows.
Liven Up Your Winter Landscape
Add some winter interest to your landscape with plants for the off-season.
Learn how to grow these floral fireworks in the fall garden.