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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 12:00 am
What tastes better on a cool fall day than an apple plucked right off the tree? Well, maybe a fresh apple pie, homemade applesauce, or apple butter. This month the fruit is ripening in many bac
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 12:00 am
Tip of the week Lawn mower blades should be sharpened at least two times a year, April 1 and September 1. A sharp blade will make a clean cut, decreasing stress on the plants. If you use your m
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 12:00 am
It's that time of year again: 90-degree-plus temperatures, accompanied by the snap, crackle, and pop of grass under your feet. Strolling through Conservation World last Sunday at the Illinois State Fa
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 am

. . . but what a colorful splash!

Tip of the week If your petunias, impatiens, or other annuals are starting to look straggly and have few flowers, cut them back 6 to 8 inches after flowers have decreased to encourage compac
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:00 am

That four-letter word

Tip of the week To view the best free garden display in central Illinois, drive through the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the next couple of days. The other day I almost lost my one-year-old d
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:00 am

The faithful blooming daylily

While there is no perfect flowering perennial, the daylily comes close. Classified in the genus Hemerocallis, which in Greek means "beautiful for a day," the plants may produce flowers for several wee


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