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How to Grow Garden Phlox

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Phlox is an old garden favorite that has been improved to resist diseases like powdery mildew, but still require a good amount of fertilizer to perform well. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Astilbes

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Astilbe is a good choice for a slightly-shaded area in your garden. It blooms around June and has attractive fern-like foliage that is attractive all season. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Care of Bulbs after Blooming

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION To ensure good bloom on your spring bulbs year after year, it’s important to allow them to recharge their energy by removing seed heads and leaving the foliage standing for at least 6-8 weeks after flowering. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Elephant Ear is a plant that can add drama to the garden. The variety ‘Coffee Cups’ adds a new dimension with smaller cupped leaves. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Overwintering Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Learn how to overwinter your elephant ears for use in next year’s garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Overwinter Cannas

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Learn how to prepare cannas for winter storage and use in next year’s garden. With Greg Stack. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Leave Foliage on Spring-Flowering Bulbs

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Try to leave the foliage on spring flowering bulbs. This will allow the plant enough time to recharge the bulb. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) with Janet Draper

SMITHSONIAN GARDENS, WASHINGTON, D.C. Smithsonian horticulturalist Janet Draper provides insight into the beautiful but foul-smelling vine known as the Pelican Flower (or Dutchman’s Pipe), which can be found in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden next to the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

How to Pinch and Trim Coleus

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS From Shawna Coronado, learn how to pinch or trim leggy coleus plants in your garden. These super-easy tips will help you grow a thicker, bushier plant with healthy and showy leaves for either your container gardens or your garden beds. This video about healthy gardening is sponsored by Jung Seed.

How to Divide Perennials

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening host Kim Toscano talks about reasons to divide perennials, which plants should and should not be divided and how often to divide them as well as signs to looks for. Kim also demonstrates the proper way to go about dividing perennials.  Shown – dividing iris. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube …Read more »

How to Divide Perennials

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd discusses tips for dividing perennials in the spring. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

Dividing Perennials

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening Host Steve Owens talks about reasons to divide perennial plants and demonstrates how to properly divide and transplant them. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.