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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Have a Gardening Question? Ask a Local Master Gardener!

Posted by Candice Hart - Programs

Spring has finally sprung! Meaning the Master Gardeners are back at their help desks to answer your questions! Here in northwestern Illinois, every county has a group of master gardeners, who as part of their volunteer service, spend time in the office each week answering gardening questions from the public. See the chart below for the dates and times the master gardeners are in t...

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Drought a Common Concern in the Home Landscape

It seems the question of the year is, "How are my plants going to respond after last year's drought?" I have been hearing this question time and time again from home gardeners this winter. Last year was a tough year on plants, and according to the US Drought Monitor, areas of Northern Illinois are still classified as abnormally dry as of March 26, 2013, despite the additional moisture w...

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