Green Side Up is a gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.
Fresh Christmas Trees - Start to Finish
Green Side Up host Richard Hentschel covers some the more common holiday tree selection concerns when you are at the cut-your-own field or purchasing the from your favorite lot or garden center. The size, needle type, and how long you want the tree to last are just some of the considerations. And, don't forget to think about how you are going to handle the tree after the decorations and lights are back in their boxes.
Holiday Gift Plant Care
It's the time of year when holiday gift plants are being given and received. Some basic care information will extend their beauty and use, well past the holiday season. Get tips on nighttime temperatures, proper light and watering.
Holiday Baking Tip: How to Avoid Pantry Pests Later
Richard talks about what the future holds if flour products are not handled the right way this holiday baking season. Two most common pantry pests are the Indian meal moth and the stored grain beetles. Simple steps now will stop extensive cleanup later.
Fall Color, Pests and Lawn Care
Illinois Extension's Richard Hentschel discusses fall color, late season tree insects and diseases, and what's going on in the home lawn with mushrooms and holes.
Planning for Bulbs and Blooms
Illinois Extension Educator and GSU Host Richard Hentschel talks about timely summer bulb preparation and a reminder of when to plant those winter-hardy spring bulbs if you want to see those beautiful blooms in your home landscape next spring.
Break Up the Clean Up: End of Season Tasks
Garden cleanup is the topic this week from Richard Hentschel, Illinois Extension Educator. Given our weather pattern this season, consider at least the beginnings of a cleanup effort. Some vegetables are done for the season, annual beds have lost their attractiveness, and lots of perennials have finished for the year. With less hours of daylight, getting in one or two hours during the week is enough time to at least start and then you can avoid worrying so much about weekend weather too.