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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 01:02 am
Fall can be a good time for planting trees and shrubs. To increase your chances of success significantly it is important to use proper planting depth, supplemental watering and go...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 03:49 pm
Just when you think that the perennial garden is starting to fade, fall-blooming anemones add a splash of color to the garden. These prolific bloomers will continue blooming for up to five ...
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 01:40 am
One of the biggest joys of summer is eating a juicy ripe tomato. Nothing beats the flavor of a garden fresh tomato on a hamburger, on a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, or cherry tomato...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 08:27 pm

The emerald ash borer moves closer to Springfield

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced on July 18 that the emerald ash borer had been spotted in McLean County. In the past six years this pest has killed millions of as...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 01:40 am

Before the kids go back to school, explore our natural gems

It is hard to believe that children will be going back to school in less than three weeks. Every year it seems like summer goes faster, but I guess it's just because we are busier. Summer ba...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 02:32 pm

Many plants require regular maintenance to flourish

Untitled Document The word “pruning” actually means “to cut in layers” — something to keep in mind when you start whacking away at your...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 08:17 pm

Early removal by hand is an effective way of controlling these noisome pests

Untitled Document Japanese beetle adults are munching on roses, lindens, raspberries, and apple trees in your neighborhood. These voracious foliage and fruit feeders...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 07:12 am

It’s not too late to plant green beans

Untitled Document The tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and green beans in my vegetable garden are in bloom, and I’m excited. It won’t be long before my family’s mea...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 09:59 am

New breed has changed the way gardeners use these flowers

Untitled Document One of my favorite flowers is the rose. Roses are beautiful, but they require a great deal of time and maintenance. Growers must spray for diseases and insects,...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 03:41 pm

Rainy days have brought unwanted guests into area gardens

Untitled Document Gardeners are encouraged to mulch around their plants to conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, reduce weed-seed germination, and beautify t...


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