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Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner

In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Winter is for the Birds

By Nikki Keltner, Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension As a gardener, I find joy in the winter months. It is a time of rest and rejuvenation. I embrace the break from the multitude of tasks that face us in the home landscape and vegetable garden during the growing season. This time of year, we can reflect on the past season, enjoying the fruits of our labors as we look...

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Amaryllis Care

By Nikki Keltner, Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension One of my all-time favorite plants is the amaryllis. This plant is a very popular holiday plant, sold in many stores and often given as gifts. If you received an amaryllis as a gift I hope you have enjoyed its beautiful bell shaped blooms. There are many colors of amaryllis, red, white, pink, salmon, apricot, burgun...

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