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- Grow Your Own Backyard Tree Fruit - Four Seasons Summer Gardening Series
Register by July 25, 2017
- What's That Butterfly in My Garden? - Four Seasons Fall Gardening Series
Register by September 5, 2017
- Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carnivorous Plants - Four Seasons Summer Gardening Series
Register by September 19, 2017
- Gardening as Therapy - Four Seasons Fall Gardening Series
Register by October 3, 2017
Backyard Tree Fruits - Four Seasons Horticulture Summer Webinar
July 25, 2017
What's that Butterfly in My Garden? - Four Seasons Horticulture Fall Webinar
September 5, 2017
Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carnivorous Plants - Four Seasons Horticulture Summer Webinar
September 19, 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.
- Going Organic
- Free Horticulture Webinar to Discuss Growing Your Own Backyard Tree Fruit
- Pinch Those Mums!
- Bite Back - Tips to Avoid Bug Bites this Summer
- Applications for 2017 Master Naturalist Program Now Being Accepted
- Warm Days and Thirsty Plants-The Art of Watering
- Garden Flowers for the Dog Days of Summer
- Bring Your Garden Inside with Cut Flowers
- Summertime Sweet Corn
- A Bad Year for Ticks? Take Steps to Protect Yourself
- YouTube Videos Show How to Care for Houseplants
- Boxwood Blight Confirmed in Illinois
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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