rgreen boughs bring lively green color and fresh scents into your home over the holidays. But if we’re not careful, the branches easily dry out and leave us with a mess of needles instead of a beautiful wreath or centerpiece. So how do you preserve evergreen cuttings? The key is to start with moist boughs and preserve as much moisture as you can—here’s how!
b to winter, we can easily transfer them indoors. This move not only keeps the plants alive, but allows us to save money on future plants and enjoy the benefits of houseplants in the off-season, like purer air and a more refreshing atmosphere. Every successful transition includes potting, pest management, and acclimatization. Learn how to succeed with these key steps
Leaving pumpkins on private property or a nature preserve without permission is littering and illegal. Come fall, it is common for natural areas to become a dumping spot for yard waste, pumpkins, straw, and other organic decorations which is costly. The thought is that these items will compost, but Peggy Doty, Illinois Extension energy and environment stewardship[…]
Let the container be a reflection of who you are. Select a vessel with a festive pop of color or something more non-traditional, like a wheelbarrow or wagon.
Every year, thousands of Christmas trees are discarded at the end of the season and sent to landfills. Live Christmas trees are purchased live and stay alive throughout Christmas. When you’re finished, the trees are replanted to grow into the tree they were meant to be.
Spring is a time of abundant blooms as well as one of the best times of year to establish new woody plants in your landscape. This year, consider adding one, or all, of my favorite Illinois native spring-flowering trees to your landscape, and you’ll enjoy spring floral displays for years to come.