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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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How to Keep Evergreen Boughs Green

How to Keep Evergreen Boughs Green

Evergreen boughs bring lively green color and fresh scents into your home over the holidays. But if we’re not careful, the branches easily dry out and leave us with a mess of needles instead of a beautiful wreath or centerpiece. So how do you preserve evergreen cuttings?

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Popular Indoor Trees

Popular Indoor Trees

Small houseplants are fun to nurture and enjoy on windowsills and side tables, but if you really want to make a statement in your living space, it’s fun to live among the trees.

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Caring for new Transplants

Caring for New Transplants

Starting a regular plant maintenance and inspection program to head-off problems early, and providing good after-care will help maintain the health and vigor of your newly planted trees and shrubs.

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Pruning Evergreens

Pruning Evergreens

Evergreen refers to a group of plants that retain their foliage during winter. Most evergreens have a strong central branch leader, which requires little pruning except to control plant height, increase the density of branching, or to shear into special shapes.

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Fall Oak Tree

Why October is Renamed Oaktober

Oaks are essential to the ecosystem and in Illinois, we celebrate them the entire month of October. It’s a great time of year to plant an oak because fall planting gives the tree an extra growing season before the stress of summer.

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Moonlight Garden Daisies

Creating a Moonlight Garden

Gardeners who look forward to enjoying their landscapes during warm summer nights should consider creating a moonlight garden that extends the experience late into the evening.

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Winter Plant Survival Tips

Over the years we’ve received tons of questions regarding how to care for their landscape during the winter months. See our check-list and tips below to make sure you’re getting the most out of your garden year-round.

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