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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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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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WaterSmart

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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Starting Seeds like a Professional

Seed Starting at Eureka Public Library Learn to start seeds like a professional with the University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners, and check out your first seeds from the Eureka Public Library's seed library for free at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Seating is limited, so make sure to register by calling the Eureka Public Library at (309) 467-...

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Caring for your Spring Bulbs

Fertilize your spring flowering bulbs with a slower-releasing granular of one to two pounds of 10-10-10 per 100 square feet when shoots first appear in spring and ideally four to six weeks before bloom. Adding fertilizer in spring produces healthy and robust foliage which consequently allows bulb's to increase stored carbohydrates that will produce a larger bloom the next year. Work in granular...

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Small Garden Pizzazz-Gridley

Small Gardening Presentation at Gridley Public Library

Small Garden Pizazz in Gridley University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners start their educational series in Gridley at 2 p.m. on April 23 at the Gridley Public Library with Amy Davis presenting on "Small Garden Pizazz." This program is free to all and no registration is required. McLean County Master Gardener, Amy Davis is known in the group for her beaut...

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Learn Top 10 Tree Insects and Diseases of Central Illinois

Top Tree Diseases & Insects Workshop Please join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture- Livingston, McLean and Woodford County for a series of workshops designed to teach the community how to grow. The workshops will be sure to teach both novice and avid gardener's skills to grow flowers and vegetables fruitfully. Please visit the local Extension website for...

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