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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Master Gardener Pat Miller in Chicago Tribune

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Our very own Pat Miller is featured in an article in today's Chicago Tribune. Click here to read about Pat and her monarch butterflies....

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New & Improved Websites Offer Great Information

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

The New York Times calls Lawn Talk "among the most valuable grassy reference sources on the web." The site developed by Bruce Spangenberg, former Extension hort educator and revised by Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming, includes information on selecting grasses, planting and maintenance issues, weeds and other pest and disease...

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Scouting Watch: New Tomato and Potato Disease

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

LATE BLIGHT AND BUCKEYE ROT OF TOMATO http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/pdf_pubs/913.pdf Expect to have clients calling you about a new and devastating disease to tomatoes and potatoes. Many will have read in the newspaper recently about an outbreak in the Mid-Atlantic and eastern states of Late Blight ( Phytophthora...

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U of I Extension Annuals Trial Garden

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Greg Stack, Extension horticulturist has developed a new website to track the growing season of 180 annuals that are being tested at the U of I Extension Annuals Trial Garden , Midwest Golf House, Lemont. He is rating the annuals weekly and also designating his Illini picks (or the outstanding pe...

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New Wildflowers Website

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We are pleased to launch Wildflowers , a website to help gardeners incorporate wildflowers in their gardens. The wildflower directory features 144 different Illinois native wildflowers. This site was developed by Sharon Yiesla, Lake County Unit Educator, Horticulture. This information is now al...

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