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Busting More Garden Myths

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

Back in 2015 I put together a program called Busting Garden Myths as part of the statewide Four Seasons Gardening webinar series. I really enjoyed filtering through all the interesting garden myths that were out there and it still intrigues me and I still continue to do so. There are a lot of them out there and with the ease of access to social media, such as Facebook and Pinterest, there is a...

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How Does Warm Winter Weather Affect Plants?

This weekend has brought about a long stretch of warm weather, which will last for much of the following week. Winter temperatures in the high 60s and even above 70 degrees Fahrenheit for some of our readers, may seem like spring has arrived. We must all keep in mind; it's only mid-February! Life in Central Illinois is accustomed to swings in winter temperatures, but 60 plus degrees for...

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Try Growing Culinary Herbs

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

I'm a foodie along with being a plant lover, I love to cook and bake and be in the kitchen. So of course there is a direct connection between the two. Gardening and cooking go hand in hand and usually that means our thoughts turn towards vegetables, but what would be a recipe without flavor from herbs? By default every year I grow basil. I'm a huge fan of fresh pesto – if you've never h...

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