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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
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Woodford County welcomes New Master Gardeners

Woodford County Master Gardeners accept new members University of Illinois Extension Woodford Master Gardener program welcomes nine new interns to the county. The interns participated in the first Master Gardener training conducted here in Woodford County. They join a group of 15 active Master Gardeners. After completing 11 sessions in all subjects' horticulture,...

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Wooly Aphids by Phil Nixon

Posted by Kelly Allsup - Bugs
Woolly aphids typically feed on two hosts during a 1-year period, with most species apparently having to switch hosts. This host-switching occurs in various species from late June to late July, and fuzzy adult females that look like flying lint seemingly drifting on the wind are their means of getting to the other host. Once reaching their summer host, they feed and give birth to a...

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Herb Celebration at the Woodford Courthouse on September 27

It's a Culinary Delight in the Courthouse Garden University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners celebrate this summer with the sweet aroma and culinary delight of herbs from the garden in a program entitled "It's a Culinary Delight!" Learn how to grow herbs, revel in the "tastes" of the landscape with Master Gardener treats...

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Mysterious Modification:Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways

Four Seasons gardening program offers fall series The fall series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, is underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, Mysterious Modifications: Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways....

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Don’t Let Your Herbs Go to Waste

"Peas, leafy greens, potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes and numerous herbs have thus far been harvested from my straw bale garden this year," states University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup. The bales are lined up in pairs standing just east of her driveway, close to a water source. Every now and then, Allsup spies a 4-year-old grazing on onion greens and Swiss chard....

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Woodford Master Gardener Help Desk offers assistance in solving garden issues

EUREKA, Ill. – Please join University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners at the Eureka Public Library on September 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Whether you want to sit and talk about gardening or ask about a specific issue that you would like them to research, please visit the Woodford County Master Gardeners at their monthly help desk. In August they identified trees and weeds...

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Late Blooming Beauties (Anemone, Aster and Solidago) by Sandy Mason

Late-blooming beauties URBANA, Ill. - Just as most flowers are frying or fading, late-blooming perennials take off and steal the show, says Sandra Mason, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.Mason shares a few late-blooming beauties to create a fantastic fall flower garden. Fall anemones, which include an array of species ( Anemone hupehensis...

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