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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 01:01 pm
Ready, set, plant! Mother’s Day weekend is not only a time to recognize Mom for all she does, but it is time to plant warm-season plants. This weekend, why not combine the two and t...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 02:38 pm
This is one of my favorite times of the year — crabapples and tulips in bloom, peonies budding and perennial plants popping up all over the garden. It is also the time of year when we realize t...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 08:40 am

Catch water and stop pollution

A lot of rain falls on impervious surfaces that can’t soak up water. Instead of allowing all of this water to uselessly drain away, home gardeners can create an aesthetically pleasin...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 02:59 am
Growing interest in home vegetable gardens from the White House to the house next door is likely to send many folks digging in the ground this spring. Chances are that when they do, sooner or later ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 01:02 am
While Washington, D.C. talks about “shovel-ready” projects, few projects are more “shovel ready” than that of vegetable gardening, said a University of Illinois Exte...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 01:01 am

Vermicomposting reduces waste and feeds your plants

We have all heard of the three “r”s: reduce, reuse and recycle. There is a fourth “r” of integrated waste management: rot. This “r” also eliminates wast...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 01:01 am
A container garden on your patio, balcony or roof top, a hanging basket or window box, all can be converted from flowers to edibles, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture e...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 08:03 am

Enjoy these upcoming garden events and watch the IT calendar for others as the season progresses

Ongoing: Join Project BudBurst Apr 13-Sep 30, Register to become a Citizen Scientist from Project BudBurst. Collect important climate change data on the timing of leafing and flowerin...

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