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Ohio Spiderwort in the Garden

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Free Summer Gardening Webinars also on YouTube

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Monthly Report-June 2017

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

I want to start investing. How much of my savings should I invest?

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Eat Tuna to Meet Your Seafood Recommendation

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Changes coming to Hill and Furrow

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Dealing with Squash Vine Borer

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Keep an eye out for bacterial leaf streak in corn

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Confessions of a new homeowner- Landscape Design

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Watch Out for Queen Anne's Lace Look-Alikes

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

The Alternative Energy Run Down

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Natural Journaling

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Master Gardener Program Seeks Applicants

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Gardening Potpourri

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Question. Plant. Reap. Enjoy!

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 | Blog: The Humble Gardener | Category: Horticulture
At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.

Join the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail at Eureka Public Library

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Japanese beetles are here

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 | Blog: University of Illinois Plant Clinic | Category: Horticulture
Focusing on plant pests and plant health management for ornamental, hobby, and commercial growers across the state.

June and July Gardening To-Do's

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Grilling Steak for Father's Day

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 1b, Barley Parmesan Verde

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Warm days and thirsty plants: the art of watering

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Dealing with waterlogged soils and plants

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Japanese Beetle Look Alikes

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Remember what matters at this year's fair

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Cultivating Self-Awareness

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Blog: Refill Your Cup with Self-Care | Category: Community Health
Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

Kool Kiwis

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Summertime Heat: Wither-or not

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Dad Food

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Plant of the Week: Asiatic Lilies

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Suspect herbicide drift? U of I Extension has answers

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

The Student Loan Chronicles: What is it?

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Dealing with Waterlogged Soils and Plants

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Bringing Fresh Cut, Field Grown, Buckets of Color to Market

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Dog Gone Lawn by Chris Enroth

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Apply NOW for Fall 2017 Master Gardener Training

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Using Cut Flowers to Bring the Garden Indoors

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Blog Special: Summer Sides – Part 1a, Salsa Verde

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Viburnum Leaf Beetle Returns

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

It's Not a Banana, It's a Plantain

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Outdoor Cooking

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Blog: Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy | Category: Nutrition & Wellness

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