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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale

Posted by Ron Wolford -

What: Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale Time: Saturday/Sunday-May 5th and 6th -10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Wicker Park-1425 North Damen Avenue Ornamental annuals, perennials, shrubs, grasses, hanging baskets, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and hand-made botanical greeting cards will be sold...

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Periodical Cicada Video

Posted by Ron Wolford -

As I was searching for information on a new blog I am developing I came across this spectacular video from Indiana University on the 2004 emergence of the periodical cicada. You have to have QuickTime to view the video. The 2007 emerge...

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Illinois Fruit Crops Wiped Out by Cold

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Our recent cold spell in Chicagoland caused damage to emerging flower buds of some bulbs and shrubs, a minor inconvenience compared to the devastation suffered by fruit growers in southern Illinois. The following report is by Elizabeth Wahle , Extension E...

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