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Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:00 am
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering makes up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. One way to reduce outdoor water usag
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 12:00 am

Sticky stuff? Black magnolia leaves? Here’s what to do.

One of the worst things to tell a gardener is that their tree is heavily infested with a destructive insect. The U of I Extension office has received numerous calls about magnolia trees. A caller usua
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 12:00 am

Color everywhere — up and down and in the ground

Among the tents, livestock buildings, corndog and lemonade stands at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, fairgoers can see a wide variety of colorful plants. Just inside gate 2, visitors are greeted by ch
Garden - Jennifer Fishburn
Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:00 am

Here's what to do about plants out of place

Last week in between the rain showers, I finally had the opportunity to tend to my flower beds. While not the most enjoyable outdoor task, weeding is necessary. Remember the saying, “one year


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