by Erin Harper, University of Illinois Extension Serviceberries, also known at Juneberries or Saskatoon, are native to Illinois and many of our neighboring states. There are several different varieties of serviceberry with variations in height, fruit ripening time, and fall color. The Downy Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) is a large shrub or small tree which reaches […]
Edible (Native) Landscaping – Strawberries
by Erin Harper, University of Illinois Extension Strawberries can make an excellent groundcover for your planting beds. The plants get 8 to 10 inches tall and are just a beautiful shade of green which is lighter than most plants used as a ground cover. There are two types, Junebearing and everbearing. Junebearing plants typically produce […]
Springtime for Peaches, and Nectarines Too!
By Lisa Mileur, Mileur Orchard It was a beautiful day here at the orchard so my husband and I decided to go out and check some buds. The purpose of this is to see what has survived the cold temperatures we had 2 weeks ago in addition to the wind and hail storms we had […]