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Thursday, May 26, 2005 05:30 am
Master gardeners with the University of Illinois Extension receive hundreds of calls each month from homeowners worried that their prized plants have suddenly taken a turn for the worse. A t...
Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:02 am
Butterflies add surprise, beauty, color, and motion to a garden. Why not invite them into your back yard? Planting a butterfly garden not only attracts these beautiful creatures but is also ...
Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:11 pm
The International Herb Association has declared oregano the 2005 Herb of the Year. Most of us can’t imagine what a pizza would taste like without the warm, spicy flavor of oregano, one...
Thursday, May 5, 2005 03:27 pm
You can build an exotic oasis in your yard by incorporating tropical plants into an annual or perennial garden. Tropical plants offer great elements for the landscape: huge, shiny leaves; bo...
Thursday, April 28, 2005 05:42 pm
Looking for a way to decorate a fence, create privacy, complement a good architectural feature (or hide a bad one), or break a monotonous corner? Climbing vines, which have a large effect on...
Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Three annual flowers and three vegetables were chosen as the 2005 All-America Selections winners. The mission of AAS is “to promote new garden seed varieties with superior garden perfo...
Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:51 am
Come spring, what do you do with the perennial herbs in your garden? Check all of the woody perennials for new growth — mainly lavender, oregano, sage, tarragon, thyme, winter savory, ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005 04:34 am
Crocuses in bloom are a signal to gardeners that we may now begin the search for our first plant purchases of the year. Most of us will go to the garden center, wander the ...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 01:38 pm
The winter storm that hit central Illinois recently played havoc with driving conditions, holiday plans, and area trees and shrubs. The heavy snow that fell the day before Thanksgiving knocked ...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 01:35 am
Have you noticed the large crate of strange-looking green, orange, and yellow fruits that showed up recently at the supermarket? These tough-skinned beauties are winter squash. Not only do they make f...

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