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Connecting you with horticultural information from the soil to the tops of trees.
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Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Vegetables don't have to be grown only in the ground; they can also be grown in containers. When it comes to growing in containers, start by thinking inside the pot. Does the container have adequate drainage? Whatever kind of container is used, drainage is very important. Excess water needs to drain. If the container has holes located on the bottom it should be slightly elevated to accommodate...

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Preparing to Prune

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Pruning Workshops in Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties Prepare to Prune! Are you curious about when the proper time to prune your tree or shrub is? Do you want to know how to promote flowering and fruiting on your plants? If so, you should attend one of the following workshops: Pruning Workshop on November 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This workshop will be hel...

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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It is not uncommon to find stink bugs during the summer near tree fruits such as apples or peaches or in the garden. During the fall months, stink bugs are looking for places to hide in order to survive the winter. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive pest that has been detected in Illinois and, like its native stink-bug counterparts, will also be in search of over-wintering sit...

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Tree Identification

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Identifying trees can be a bit of a challenge. It doesn't have to be. You still have time to find leaves on trees and some will even be there throughout the winter. Even when winter arrives there will still be characteristics available to identify trees. Andrew Holsinger, Illinois Horticulture Extension Educator said that the opportunity to identify trees is abundant this time of year....

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Welcome to Terra to Canopy

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Welcome to Terra to Canopy for Central Illinois. My name is Andrew Holsinger and I am the Horticulture Educator serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties. This blog serves as a resource to provide information about upcoming programs, resources and timely articles related to horticulture....

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