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- Vegetable Growing in Small Spaces - Four Seasons Spring Gardening Series
Register by April 18, 2017
- The ABC's of Community Gardens-Session 3, April 29
Register by April 24, 2017
- Beyond Hosta-Perennials for the Shade - Four Seasons Spring Gardening Series
Register by May 2, 2017
- The ABC's of Community Gardens-Session 4, May 20
Register by May 15, 2017
- Backyard Small Fruits - Four Seasons Spring Gardening Series
Register by May 16, 2017
- Sustainable Lawns - Four Seasons Summer Gardening Series
Register by June 27, 2017
- Carnivorous Plants - Four Seasons Summer Gardening Series
Register by July 11, 2017
- Backyard Tree Fruits - Four Seasons Summer Gardening Series
Register by July 25, 2017
- Therapeutic Horticulture - Four Seasons Fall Gardening Series
Register by September 5, 2017
- Essential Oils - Four Seasons Fall Gardening Series
Register by September 19, 2017
- Butterfly ID - Four Seasons Fall Gardening Series
Register by October 3, 2017
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- Connecting to Our Food Web Blog
Dedicated to educational resources towards building and sustaining viable food webs and ecosystems
- The Homeowners Column
Sandy Mason's Homeowners Column discusses hot topics in the home landscape each week.
- Gardener's Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.
- Temperatures Going 60 to 20...What Happens to our Trees, Flowers and Bugs?
- Now is the Time to Prune Fruit Trees
- Home Fruit Tree Care this Spring and Summer
- Rhubarb's Mysteries Revealed
- Ten Steps to Successful Community Gardens
- YouTube Videos Show How to Care for Houseplants
- Community Garden Workshops are Offered
- Test Seed Viability
- Cold Frames Extend the Growing Season
- Boxwood Blight Confirmed in Illinois
- The ABC's of Community Gardens Workshops
- Four Seasons Webinar Series Announced
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1 Regency Plaza
Collinsville, IL 62234
Learn how to use tropical plants as focal points and accents.
Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.
Our Rose Garden
Find out how to grow and care for roses in Our Rose Garden.
Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.
Composting for the Homeowner
This site gives an excellent indepth discussion of the science of composting, why it is important to compost, how to build a compost pile, and materials needed for composting.
Stepping Stones to Perennial Garden Design
Learn how to design and maintain a perennial garden that will delight you with seasonal beauty year after year.
Successful Container Gardens
A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers
Selecting Trees for Your Home
Find the right tree for your home landscape at Selecting Trees for Your Home.
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