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Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Natures Lessons: Saharan Summers and Artic Winters

We've all experienced times of drought and we all know what to do for our plants when precipitation doesn't arrive when it should. But I would like to draw exception to the drought of 2012 as a year when gardeners across Illinois stopped monitoring inches of rainfall in their gauge and started worrying about water availability in the soil. Soil moisture was so low that watering seemed to provid...

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