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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Welcome Beneficial Guests with an Insect Hotel

Posted by Kelly Allsup - Bugs
Welcome Beneficial Guests to an Insect Hotel by Kelly Allsup Did you know that with minimal investment, you can open a hotel? Insect hotels offer places for beneficial insects and pollinators to survive winter's chill and to nest in spring and summer. You can use them to employ garden warriors in any flower bed, vegetable garden, or fruit orchard. Most insect hotels are...

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McLean County Master Gardeners Invite you to travel to Biltmore Estate this Summer

Tour Biltmore Estate with the Mclean County Master Gardeners BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners invite you to accompany them on a trip to the beautiful "Land of the Sky," Asheville, North Carolina, on a six day, five night tour August 21 to 26.We will spend a full day at the Biltmore Estate and Antler Village and Winery....

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Must Have Annuals for your pollinator Garden

Pollinator gardens are on trend whether you are novice or a professional. University of Illinois Extension has developed a program called Pollinator Pockets giving homeowners resources to start their own pocket gardens. They have created designs that are easy to replicate. All you have to do is find the plants and build your pollinator oasis. They utilize a mix of native perennials, non-native...

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Celebrate Herbs at Westview Park in Gridley

CELEBRATE HERBS AT WESTVIEW PARK GRIDLEY, Ill. – Interested in getting an herb garden started or expanding your knowledge on how to use the herbs you grow? Join the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners at 6:30 p.m. on June 14 at Westview Park for their free program, "A Dozen Culinary Herbs and How to Grow Them." Westview Park is locate...

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Cut Flower Gardening: What to Plant, How to cut and Arrange

For Immediate Release: Please Join Livingston, McLean and Woodford County University of Illinois Extension Horticulture for a series of workshops designed to teach the community how to grow. Selecting topics that are popular and sure to teach novice and avid gardener's skills to grow flowers and vegetables fruitfully. Please visit the local Extension Horticulture Website for full schedu...

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Companion planting workshops

Companion Planting Workshop Please join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture program in Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties for a series of workshops designed to teach the community how to grow. The workshops teach both novice and avid gardener's skills to grow flowers and vegetables fruitfully. Please visit the local Extension website for a full schedule...

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4- Seasons Webinars on Youtube or select locations

Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Spring Series The spring series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, WaterSmart Gardening. The program is offered at 1:30 p.m. on Tues...

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