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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
2018 Gardeners  Gathering

Sharing a growing secret at Gardeners' Gathering this April

Join the Woodford County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 21 for a morning filled with lots of fun as we unlock secret gardening tips in a celebration entitled "Gardeners' Gathering: Sharing a Growing Secret," in Germantown Hills. Universityof Illinois Extension is proud to present Patrick Murphy, horticulturist, and curator of Fell Arboretum on the campus of Illinois State Uni...

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Colorado Blue Spruce needs care in Illinois

Colorado blue spruce's silvery green color and perfectly placed boughs make it one of the most sought-after conifers in the industry. It was first discovered growing in the meadows and by the streams in the Rocky Mountains. Despite the internet boasting this tree is easy to grow it requires extra attention for Illinois gardeners. Blue spruce require moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich...

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A Day in the Garden Patch
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A Day in the Garden Patch

Gardening is celebrated at this year's A Day in the Garden Patch celebration with a focus on native Illinois plants and edible ornamentals. Join Livingston County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 7 for a morning filled with colorful plants and new gardening ideas just in time for spring.The University of Illinois Extension is proud to present Wild One's President and esteemed Master Natur...

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