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Prairies to Perennials

An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.
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The Monarchs Have Arrived

In 2012, the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers began a restoration of the gardens of the Dana-Thomas House and at the cottage on the west side of the railroad tracks. One of the many projects undertaken was a planting of various native plants in a garden behind the cottage. This project was later expanded to include appropriate plants for a pollinator garden. M...

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