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Rhonda J. Ferree

Rhonda J. Ferree
Former Extension Educator, Horticulture

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Control Bagworms Now!

Bagworms have hatched throughout Illinois! This is the best time to control them, so act now! If you have seen bagworms on any of your plants in the past, check them now for activity. Most people call me about bagworms in the fall when they are too large to easily control. There are several different insects that people call bagworms, including the tent caterpillars and webworms. The ba...

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Ferree's ILRiverHort Sites Growing Quickly

Are you a friend of ILRiverHort? Rhonda Ferree, Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension, uses social media sites to provide cutting edge, science-based garden writing to educate and interact with local citizens in a whole new way. Rhonda's Illinois River Valley Extension Horticulture Program Facebook Page began in March 2011. The Page provides up-to-date gar...

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Lilies for your Garden

What is a lily? There are several different plants that go by or include lily in their name. Examples are day lily, resurrection lily, garden lily, trout lily, blackberry lily, or even lily of the valley. So which one is really a lily? Many people consider only the garden lily to be a true lily. The garden lily ( Lilium sp.) is similar in many ways to an Easter lily. It has an u...

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