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Climate Friendly Gardening Resources

Posted by Monica David -

With the concern over the current drought in the Midwest and other extraordinary weather changes over the last few years- Master Gardeners are often asked about climate changes and how these affect our gardens and plants. Several good research based resources are currently available: 1. From the University of Kentucky check out this fact sheet...

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Cicada Killers prevalent in Illinois

Posted by Monica David -

Cicada killers (Sphecius speciosus ) are on the prowl, and there have been many inquiries about them at the Master Gardener plant clinics, said Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. Cicada killers are solitary wasps with yellow banding on their abdomens. They appear in late July and early August and resemble large, black...

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2012 Master Gardener Conference Open to the Public!

Posted by Monica David -

2012 Illinois Master Gardener Conference September 6-8 Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center, Crystal Lake IL The Master Gardener conference is now open to the public! There is still time to register for this exciting state conference! Registration closes August 20 th - no late registratio...

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