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Tales from a Plant Addict

Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.


Pumpkins Here's a fun fact to share this holiday season-- statistics from the University of Illinois show that 90 percent of the pumpkins commercially produced in the entire United States are grown within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Il...

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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum I've found myself making a mental list of plants I'd like to have in my dream garden. Many people talk wistfully about dream houses, but my daydreams turn to gardens. This time of year, one tree stands out to me–the sugar mapl...

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Daffodils As the weather begins to turn colder, and I'm forced to reluctantly put on a jacket as I start my day each morning, my brain knows it's a matter of time before the snow flies. But my heart looks to the future, past the dreary winter to the promise of spring. For the past few weeks, my mailbox has been overflowing with catalogs lurin...

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