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Over the Garden Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Dwarf Fruit Trees and Pollination

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator January is not too early to start to plan for a new home orchard or to consider replacements for aging fruit trees in an existing orchard. There are several different kinds of fruit trees to consider, including apple, cherry, peach, pear and plum. As we live in the northern portion of Illinois, apple is likely...

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Presents for the Birds and Your Backyard

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Just about now, you can see holiday trees sitting in the front or side yard, waiting for the assigned pick up date to be collected and mulched. This is one way to be sure your holiday tree gets recycled to the benefit of the environment. The follow through to getting your tree composted in a community program is to be sure your take advantage of the composted material later by bringing some bac...

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