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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!

Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.

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When, How, and Why to Plant Fall Vegetables

Summer is still going strong, but fall is on the way! Are you planning to continue your harvest into autumn this year? If so, now is the time to start planning (and planting). There are so many interesting crops that thrive in fall weather. See the best vegetables for fall gardening!

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Hosta Care

Hosta is virtually carefree and comes back reliably year after year. Hardy in USDA zones 3-9, this tough plant performs well in most landscapes, even for beginning gardeners.

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Prevent Lawn Damage from Dogs

Homeowners are always telling us about the damage their dog does to their yard. If you are a dog owner, then your landscape probably has at least a couple, probably more, yellow spots where the grass has been damaged by urine or water.

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Benefits of Columnar Oaks

What are the Benefits of Columnar Oaks in Winter?

Usually, it’s evergreen trees that come to mind when thinking about privacy, screening, color, and texture for enjoyment in the landscape during the winter months. While evergreens are a perfectly acceptable option for achieving this feel in your yard, columnar oak trees are a seriously underrated option.

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Do Mosquito and Bug-Repellent Plants Work?

o attracts bugs and mosquitoes! Fortunately, there are several ways to repel bugs, and the best way is to plant bug repellant plants so you wont have to worry about buying a pesticide solution; these plants’ oils repel bad bugs naturally!

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Heat Wave Gardening: Managing the Landscape in Extreme Summer Weather

Gardening in hot, dry climates brings some challenges, and we’re no strangers to extreme summer heat here in Illinois! Constant watering and stressed-out plants can damper your summer gardening experience—but did you know some plants thrive under heat stress? If you’re worried about your garden struggling in extreme weather, we have some insights to share that will help you cultivate a healthy garden that looks great all summer.

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Create a Butterfly Garden!

Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. 

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FAQ About Rhubarb

hubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a beautiful and low maintenance perennial with large ruffled, green leaves on top of red stalks. Only the red stalks are edible and appreciated for their tart flavor in jams, pies, and sauces.

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