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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 08:59 am
If you have a desire to learn more about gardening and share your knowledge with others, the University of Illinois Extension master-gardener volunteer program may be for you. You don't have to...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 11:53 am
One of my favorite gardening experiences is seeing yellow and purple crocuses peek through snow in March. Now is the time to select and plant spring bulbs if you want to enjoy a similar splash ...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 09:35 pm
I haven't met a gardener who has ever found the end of his or her "to do" list. September is a good time to complete projects we didn't get done this summer. The first garden chore I recomme...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 10:25 am
Every summer, gardeners envision a beautiful lush green lawn and flower gardens abounding with color. Then along come four- and six-legged creatures to dine on the smorgasbord provided for them...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 12:38 am
School has started, cooler temperatures are just around the corner, and apple-picking time has begun. Your idea of a fresh apple may be a Red Delicious from the grocery store -- if so, expand y...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 11:34 am
If you want zip and heat in your favorite entrée, add a chile pepper. Peppers come in a variety of shapes and colors and range in taste from sweet and mild to hot. Bell peppers are often pic...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 10:31 am
Tucked away on the east side of the Illinois State Fairgrounds you will find the Hobbies, Arts, and Crafts building. During the fair, some of Illinois' finest baked goods, textiles, hobby colle...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 01:56 am
Fresh blackberries and raspberries, from plants often referred to as brambles, are currently available at local produce stands. Because blackberries and raspberries belong to the same genus, Ru...
Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:23 am
Recently a fellow gardener proudly showed me her six-pound zucchini. Though impressive, this mammoth green monster is better suited to the compost pile than to the kitchen. "Big and green" are ...
Thursday, July 22, 2004 02:15 am
This year, the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at the Illinois State Fairgrounds features several changes and additions, including a new landscape design in the Identification Garden, a Sh...


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