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Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner

In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Right plant, right place

News source/writer: Jennifer Fishburn, 217-782-4617, URBANA, Ill. – As gardeners, we go to the garden center, wander the aisles, and find a plant we can't live without. Then at home, we walk to our garden with plant and shovel in hand and look for a space to put our new impulse purcha...

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Perennial plant of the year – Allium 'Millenium'

News source/writer: Martha A. Smith, 309-756-9978,...

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2018 All-America Selection winners

News source/writer: Bruce J. Black, 815-632-3611,   URBANA, Ill. – Cold, blustery temperatures have been moving across Illinois lately and gardeners are starting to put the landscape to bed for the winter. Why not weather the season indoors and start designing next year's garden? "Planning yo...

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Annual Joys of Gardening event offered February 17th

Freeport, IL--Mark your calendars for the 21 st annual Joys of Gardening program offered by the University of Illinois Extension and the U of I Extension Master Gardeners. Slated for Saturday, February 17, at the Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, the program will begin with registration at 8 a.m., keynote address at 8:25...

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A winter experiment for youth: Forcing paperwhites

News source/writer: Brittnay Haag , 309-663-8306,   URBANA, Ill. – Even though it is cold outside and snow may be covering our gardens, we can still exercise our little ones' green thumbs. Bring the garden inside this winter with fun activities and experiments! Winter is the per...

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Watch where you step: The legend of mistletoe

News writer/source: Chris Enroth, 309-837-3939, URBANA, Ill. – Decorating with mistletoe has been a holiday tradition for many centuries in North America and Europe. It begs the question: Why do we have this strange tradition that prompts friends, family, and even enemies...

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Twelve Christmas tree facts

News writer/source: Ron Wolford, 773-233-2900,   URBANA, Ill. – Ron Wolford, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, shares these Christmas tree facts that are sure to spruce up your yuletide knowledge. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states as well as Canada....

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