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Over the Fence

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

Here They Come

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Japanese Beetles are about to show up in our area. They have already shown up in Southern Illinois and expected in Central Illinois next week. We should begin to see them about a week later during the first week or so in July. That's the bad news. The good news is that we should expect to see fewer beetles, courtesy of...

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Yellow Leaves That Should Be Green

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Have you got a tree or shrub with leaves of yellow that are normally green in your landscape? Chlorosis is a common problem in some years and in lots of situations, temporary depending on what causes it. Leaves can be completely yellowed, a mottling of green and yellow or just showing green along the veins in the leaf....

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Yikes! Poison Ivy

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator There have been a "rash" of...

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Tomato Problems We Can Prevent

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Tomatoes are by far the most popular vegetable planted by gardeners. Tomato fruits come in a variety of sizes and colors these days to fit our varied taste buds and uses. They can be well developed hybrids or heritage types. As we continue to plant tomatoes in the garden and on the patio and balconies in containers, th...

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