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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
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Hydrangeas on the Mind at Eureka Library on June 25 with Ellen Culver

  She's dynamic. She is researched, and she was born to garden. She has shared her experiences growing succulents to the Eureka Library participants and is back to share her gardening observations on growing hydrangeas. The Eureka Library will be hosting University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardener, Ellen Culver, on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a program "High on...

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TIPS AND TRELLISING FOR TOMATO SUCCESS

  BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Give a little time and attention to managing water, nutrition, and airflow, and you will have an ample harvest of garden tomatoes. One of the most common issues for home gardeners is blossom end rot, a black patch on the bottom (blossom-side) of your fruit, caused by a localized calcium deficiency when your plant gets thirsty—the nutrients aren't making it...

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