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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!

Choosing and Caring for Poinsettias

There are many types of plants available for purchase during the holiday season. Poinsettias are the number one potted plant sold and for good reason, they are beautiful, they come in the traditional red and a variety of other colors, and if properly cared for they last a long time. Chances are that you will either purchase a poinsettia as a gift or receive one as a gift. Following are some tip...

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Selecting the perfect tree this holiday season

News source/writer: Ron Wolford, 773-233-2900, rwolford@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. – Choosing the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few simple steps, according to University of Illinois Extension educator Ron Wolford. "Choosing the family Christmas tree can be a memory...

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Horticulture for the Holidays in Rockford

Join University of Illinois Extension for their annual Horticulture for the Holidays workshop! Participants will participate in a make-and-take workshop that demonstrates how to incorporate the garden into seasonal celebrations and gift giving. Samantha Burbach, University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator, will present  Evergreen Wreaths . The smell of fresh evergreens g...

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