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Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort

Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Coral Bells Enhance a Shade Garden

This summer I plan to add a shade garden behind my gazebo. My mind is swirling with ideas to include in this garden. I envision pathways that lead to a bench or statue and a variety of shade loving plants dotted throughout the space. I'm anxious to try a various shade appropriate plants in my new garden. I'll include the usual hosta and fern, but there are so m...

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Horticulture Program GROWing Stronger

Horticulture programs are not only fun and popular, but they teach homeowners how to use good landscaping to increase their property values, use fewer resources, and reduce home energy costs. Gardeners also reap many personal benefits from gardening. I am working hard to GROW the horticulture program in Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties. My ultimate goal is to provide knowled...

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