All posts by Jan Phipps
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?...
A Brief History of Thyme (and How to Grow It)
Thyme is a hardy perennial in Illinois. There are more than 100 species from which to choose, ranging...
Container Garden Excitement
When your only space is a deck or patio, container gardening is for you.
Pinching and Deadheading Your Plants
The gardening methods of pinching and deadheading sound a little mean, don’t they? But while they sound a...
How to Garden on the Cheap
Tips for adding beauty to your landscape without emptying your wallet.
Compost: A Gardener’s Black Gold
Use what’s in your yard to create your own compost