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Home & Garden
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
 As the season warms up, many gardeners begin looking forward to their first rhubarb harvests. Although it was first cultivated in central Asia more than 2,000 years ago for its medicinal propert
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

Planting seeds with grandkids

 Like many life skills, gardening is often learned directly from family members. Grandparents might recruit the grandkids to help water transplants or drop in seeds, setting the stage for a lifet
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 With the change of seasons, there are many different activities that take place in the garden during this time of year, according to University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.“In
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 Taking a walk in cool, crisp weather, attending football games, picking apples and choosing the perfect pumpkin are some quintessential activities for the fall, said University of Illinois horti
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Now is the time to plant spring bulbs

 Have you ever admired the vibrant colors of spring flowers and wondered how to create this beauty in your own landscape?  “The time to plant for spring bloomers is now,” said University
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 In our hurry-up, busy world filled with electronic gadgets such as iPhones, tablets and android devices, where does gardening fit in?, asked a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educa
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 The idea of putting in a raised-bed vegetable garden can be confusing if you’re not sure where to start, said a University of Illinois horticulture educator.It can be especially difficult for
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 Lawn care questions in the wake of last summer’s drought are now pouring in, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. Rhonda Ferree listed the following as her top 10 tip

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