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Poinsettias Have Arrived

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

I was at the store the other day and sure enough, Poinsettias are out and about. Usually without fail at some point I will come home with one, it's pretty much an annual guarantee. If you are like me and fall for the pretty poinsettia and bring it home, there are some basics to poinsettia care that will help them last the entire holiday season. Poinsettias can usually last 6-8 weeks with the ri...

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What is Your Land Ethic?

" We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. " –Leopold 1938 What is your land ethic? It is a question to ask of us humans these days. Our ethic toward the land determines how we view it as either good or bad. We exert so much of our will on the landscape, for...

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Horticultural Pet Peeves

There are some things I need to get off of my chest and what better place to vent, than a news column. In a profession from astronaut to zookeeper and all careers in between, we learn and do tasks, which in our mind, are the best practices. Imagine you are a professional shower tile installer, and I am a guy who learned to tile a shower on YouTube. If you were standing over me watching as I ins...

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Helping Others Learn To Grow

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles Events

Only two more months and we will be saying hello to 2017 and that means it's time to start thinking about Master Gardener training! University of Illinois Extension in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike & Schuyler Counties will be hosting Master Gardener training beginning January 24, 2017 and continuing each Tuesday through April 4, 2017 and runs 9 am – 4 pm. You might be wondering what e...

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