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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

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

Trench, Keyhole and Mound Gardening reuses plant materials

Start your gardening endeavors this fall by using plant materials (organic matter) that you would normally put on the curb for pick-up. Whether you use the trench, keyhole, mound (also known as Hugelkultur) gardening methods, you will be creating a growing environment that requires no fertilizer, little irrigation and ideal for root growth. From a fertility standpoint, 10 percent organi...

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Buy your Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece from the University of Illinois Extension Livingston Master Gardeners

Add A Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece to Your Holiday Table BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Simplify the holidays by purchasing an evergreen centerpiece created by University of Illinois Extension-Livingston County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are celebrating the holidays with rich, textural, aromatic evergreens, colorful ribbons, and earthy pine cones all tucked into a 6" decora...

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