All posts by Jan Phipps
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.
Fertilizer Facts For Your Garden
Organic or synthetic? Fertilizer facts help gardeners decide which is best for their plants.
6 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
Avoid some common mistakes we gardeners make that result in a lot of extra work.
Calculating Plants: Use Math to Plan and Grow Your Garden
Dig up those arithmetic skills to help plan a successful garden.
The Seasons of a Gardener
During the span of our gardening careers, what piques our interest is constantly evolving. Where are you on...
Garden Speak: Understanding Botanary
Have you ever been around a group of gardeners who seem to be talking in a foreign language?...
Container Garden Excitement
When your only space is a deck or patio, container gardening is for you.