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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 03:39 pm

Why so many shade trees have dropped their leaves

Untitled Document Drive through town, and you might get confused about the seasons. Under some trees, it looks like fall. Other trees seem to be just getting started on s...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 03:28 am

Get acquainted with a bunch of worms and help the environment

Untitled Document We’ve all heard of the three R’s — reduce, reuse, and recycle — but many people have added a fourth R: rot, the recycling of food waste ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 09:48 am

Popular downtown farmers’ market opens May 21

Untitled Document In the past couple of years we’ve begun hearing such phrases such as “Think local, eat local,” “Buy local, eat healthy,R...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 07:29 am

We recommend garden-related gifts, plus breakfast in bed!

Untitled Document If you are like me, you still haven’t decided what to get your mom for Mother’s Day. By far the most cherished Mother’s Day gifts ...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 03:24 pm

Things to consider when planting your springtime showstopper

Untitled Document The recent warm temperatures, it seems, have caused all of our spring-blooming plants to flower at once. Some of the most noticeable bloomers right now are the ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 05:32 am

Home gardeners despise ’em, but they’re a good source of vitamins

Untitled Document One of the first plants a child learns to recognize is the dandelion. Its bright-yellow flowers make it easy to spot — and what fun it is to pick a &#8220...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 02:20 pm

Cool spring temperature are ideal for growing leafy greens

Untitled Document Spring is my favorite time of year. Daffodils are blooming, lawns turns bright green, and it’s time to plant a vegetable garden. Spring...
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 03:51 am

Check out these central-Illinois gardening programs

Untitled Document You may not be able to engage in many garden activities outdoors right now, but this is a great time of year to learn more. Here are some pr...
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 06:34 pm

Look for sturdy, healthy green foliage and new flower buds

Untitled Document Though the poinsettia may be the most popular holiday plant, the holiday cactus is a tradition for many families. These easy-to-care-for cacti gene...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 01:47 am

It’s America’s No. 1 hobby, so finding gift ideas is a cinch

Untitled Document With gardening being America’s No. 1 hobby, it is likely that you have several gardeners on your gift list. Here’s a short list of items that most g...


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