All posts by Jan Phipps
Let Sleeping Leaves Lie
Keep leaves as a valuable resource in your yard.
No-Fuss Water Gardens
Enjoy a tabletop water feature without major construction.
Beginner Gardening Success
Tips for newbie vegetable gardeners.
Planting trees for success requires garden wisdom.
Tips for the Aging Gardener
Grow old with your garden with tips to make the work easier.
Prep Your Garden in Fall for Amazing Asparagus in Spring
For growing asparagus, prep your ground in the fall to enjoy this edible hedge for springs to come....
Sensational Susans Are a Perennial Delight
Yellow flowers, like the black-eyed Susan and its cousins, can be a perennial delight.
Marvelous Moon Gardens
Learn which Illinois plants show up for the night shift
How to Grow a Modern-Day Cottage Garden
What is a modern cottage garden, and what are the plants grown there? Compact, colorful, fragrant, informal and...
How to Plant a Shade Garden
Learn the difference between partial shade, full shade and deep shade – and which plants thrive in each.