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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Russel Allen Garden Day

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2016 Russel Allen Garden Day, offered by the University of Illinois Master Gardeners in Logan County, will be held Saturday, March 12. The featured speaker is Kaizad Irani, who is a Professor at the University of Illinois and Program Director at Parkland College. He will focus on designing spaces, as well as highlighting the project at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital he led....

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Pruning

Posted by John Fulton -

We are rapidly approaching the end of the pruning season for most fruit trees and deciduous ornamentals. There are a few rules that are recommended for pruning, and there are several other items that are up to "pruner discretion." Most broadleaf trees, including apple trees are finished up by the first week in March before the buds finish swelling and begin to open. One of the beginning items t...

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