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Over the Fence

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

Strange Things Happening in the Dormant Lawn

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

  Extension offices and Master Gardeners are getting calls and visits describing plants growing in the lawn that homeowners have never been seen before. Grass plants while they are actively growing provide a pretty good barrier to everything else in the soil profile that would otherwise sprout and grow in the yard. A couple of things are going on here in your yard. In a more typical yea...

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We are in the News!

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Area Gardeners Reap the Rewards of Green Thumbs, Good Intentions By Joan Cary, Special to the Tribune July 18, 2012 Glen Ellyn gardener Art Feid was out early one hot morning last month, stepping lightly on soil so loose you could dig a hole with your hands. Slowly and steadily, he put cages around his tomato plants, caref...

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Vegetable Expectations

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Home Gardens and Community Gardens have really preformed quite differently over the past weeks of hot dry weather depending on the kind of care given or in some cases allowed in a community garden setting. Home gardens have the option of being pampered and closely watched. Community gardens sometimes are just "out ther...

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Adopt Your Parkway Tree

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Just drive around the neighborhoods and start counting all the parkway trees that have been planted as a result of the tree replacement programs our cities and villages have put in place and you can quickly understand the title of my column. This is a bad news, good news story. The bad news is you may have been...

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