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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

Pest Control for Houseplants - from Dave Robson

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Houseplants do not thrive during the winter due to adverse growing conditions. However, houseplant pests such as mites, aphids and scales do. Plants are more likely affected by insect and related pest problems when under stress, states David Robson,...

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Flowering Plants that Do Well in Homes - from Dave Robson

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Green plants have become very popular in homes. Most gardeners have learned how to handle such plants indoors with little difficulty. These plants are pleasant additions to our homes, but many gardeners are looking for something different—a new challenge. Flowering plants can provide an added dimensi...

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Repairing Ice Damage on Trees

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The ice storm did a significant amount of damage to area trees. Here is a fact sheet link to help you with repairs and pruning: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/logan/factsheets/hort_env589.html...

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Cyclamen - from David Robson

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Cyclamen has become one of the favorite winter blooming pot plants. Newer, hardier varieties introduced during the 1980's have increased the ease with which it can be grown and has led to increased popularity, states David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Springfield Center....

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All-America Selections Announced

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The All-America Selections have been announced for 2009. Just in time for ordering in the seed catalogs coming our way! Check out the selections, or view past selections, at the link below: http://www.all-americaselections.org/Winners.asp...

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Other Holiday Plant Information - including Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis, and Christmas Kalanchoe

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During the Holiday Season there is much interest in other plants to brighten up the home. This link has information on many of the traditional favorites, as well as some of the not-so-traditional. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees/greenery.cfm...

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Poinsettias - Care and Reblooming

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The poinsettia is a plant that is native to Mexico, and has become the traditional potted plant at Christmas time. While many believe that the red, pink, or white color is the flower, it is actually called a bract. Bracts are colored leaves. The true flowers are there, but they aren't very showy....

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