As much as I adore my garden, by the time fall rolls around part of me is grateful for the end of the growing season.
I’ve run into a few serious gardeners over the years who have insisted “friends don’t let friends buy annuals,” as if doing so somehow negates any gardening efforts and brings puts your gardening reputation in question.
Everyone I know is chomping at the bit for spring to finally arrive and stay awhile.
Growing up I don't think I realized you could buy marigold plants for your garden.
Believe it or not, late summer and early fall are the best time of year to give your lawn a little TLC.
Until I was a homeowner, all I knew about daylilies was they were the orange "ditch lilies" my neighbors had back home that my mother forbid me to plant. Some years, these neighbors would thin their daylilies, leaving a big pile of the discarded plants by the street labeled with a big sign t…
At what point does a garden trend lose its trend status and just become another gardening style?
Have you noticed how being "busy" is the standard answer when someone asks "How are you?"
I love rosemary, but I can’t for the life of me keep it alive reliably over the winter months. I've lost track of how many poor unfortunate rosemary plants have died in my care over the winter.
There's a question I've been asked for years, both seriously and by people with a smirk on their face because they know it's impossible. The question is some variation of: "Can you tell me what to plant for a no-maintenance garden?"
As a mom of two young children, I don’t have time for fussy plants in my garden. It’s survival of the fittest out there. Surprisingly, one of the plants that has proved its worth in my garden is lavender.
For as long as I can remember, my dad has relentlessly battled creeping Charlie (aka ground ivy).
If someone asked you to name your favorite spring flower, what would you say? Something along the lines of daffodils, tulips, or hyacinths? Even though there are probably a thousand daffodils in my yard, my all-time favorite is the primrose.
Years ago, when I was a newly-minted University of Illinois Extension Educator, I received a phone call one afternoon from a reporter for a Chicago-based television station. I was taken off-guard, wondering why they were calling me since Decatur is about 180 miles from Chicago.
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Read through the obituaries published today in Herald and Review.
Some people dream of seeing each of America’s 48 mainland states in a lifetime. Bob Reynolds and John Skittone did it in 38 hours and 13 minutes.
State and federal officials are investigating an outbreak of 26 cases of salmonella infections in northeastern Illinois linked to ground beef.
See the counties with the worst droughts in Iowa using data from U.S. Drought Monitor.
City officials say the apartments of the three missing individuals were in the collapsed zone of the building and that they had a "high probability of being home."
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A man wanted in connection with a May 31 shooting in Decatur has been arrested in Las Vegas, officials said.
Northwest Indiana man charged with stalking, threatening Taylor Swift: 'We will destroy you,' accusations say
"(Mitchell) Taebel still maintains a delusion that he and the ARTIST will be married and, if elected President, that the ARTIST will be his First Lady," charges say.
Listen to the first chapter of Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles that examines the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two girls in Tucson, Arizona.
Illinois State Police are investigating after one or more Lincoln police officers shot a man armed with a knife in Lincoln.
A farm bill born out of Shelby County recently passed through the Illinois General Assembly, but the county board disagrees on what to do next.
New law requires township board to convene a committee to study and report on local government efficiency.
State Rep. Brad Halbrook is hosting a Session-End Town Hall on Thursday, June 8, in Sullivan.
About 175 million tons of freight travels on the Mississippi yearly, and from the river’s headwaters to southern Illinois, a series of locks and dams guide barges through the journey.