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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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Lilac Basics for Beginners

Get a jump on spring flowers with early blooming lilacs that flower about two to three weeks before common lilacs bloom. The pink-red buds of Marie Frances lilac open to a soft, pinkish white beginning in late April to early May. 

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7 Steps to Move Plants Indoors for Winter

7 Steps to Move Plants Indoors for Winter

Rather than let our tender plants succumb to winter, we can easily transfer them indoors. This move not only keeps the plants alive, but allows us to save money on future plants and enjoy the benefits of houseplants in the off-season, like purer air and a more refreshing atmosphere.

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Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

Every year, thousands of Christmas trees are discarded at the end of the season and sent to landfills. Live Christmas trees are purchased live and stay alive throughout Christmas. When you’re finished, the trees are replanted to grow into the tree they were meant to be.

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How to prune Hydrangeas

How to Prune Hydrangeas

You may have recently purchased and newly installed a hydrangea, or yours may already be be mature. Either way, pruning your hydrangea is a yearly occurrence.

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Top Four Spring Flowering Trees To Plant

Top Four Spring-Flowering Trees to Plant

Spring is a time of abundant blooms as well as one of the best times of year to establish new woody plants in your landscape. This year, consider adding one, or all, of my favorite Illinois native spring-flowering trees to your landscape, and you’ll enjoy spring floral displays for years to come.

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Front Yard with Curb Appeal

Creating Curb Appeal in the Front Yard

Your front yard and the front of your home significantly impact the first impression of friends, family, neighbors, and future homebuyers. Putting in a little time and effort to improve curb appeal, whether through adding new plants or modernizing hardware, is worth the time and investment.

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