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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director



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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Amaryllis - from David Robson

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Amaryllis--A Holiday Favorite Popular during the holiday season, the spectacular amaryllis can be enjoyed throughout the winter, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "The amaryllis has a single flower stalk with four-inch blooms at the top," said David Robson....

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The Best Christmas Tree from David Robson

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The search is on for that best ever Christmas tree. If you are looking for the "freshest" tree, you will want to visit one of the local choose and cut tree farms. If you are planning on purchasing your tree off a sales lot, buy your tree now. Not only will you be assured of a better selection, but also it is important to keep your tree as fresh as possible and that means getting it into water....

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Apply Lawn Winterizer Fertilizers Soon - from David Robson

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Most people think about fertilizing their lawns in spring and early fall. However, Thanksgiving is also a time to think about applying fertilizer. Late fall fertilizers are often called winterizer fertilizers or just winterizers. Simply put, this may be the most important fertilizer you apply to your lawn&ndash...

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Handling Fall Leaves - from David Robson

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Historically, fall had been leaf-burning time. However, burning leaves is a waste–both environmentally and economically–and regulations prohibit burning leaves in many Illinois communities. It simply doesn't make sense...

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