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Bringing Houseplants, Not Bugs, Indoors For Winter

When temperatures head south, 45°- 50° it’s time to bring your summer loving houseplants indoors. No matter what measures you take, there’s bound to be a little shock. Most plants thrive in our warm humid summer weather and pout when brought into dry heated indoor air. But it’s important to minimize the risk of unwanted pests hitchhiking indoors and aggravating the transition. Read more [+]

Fall is for Gardening

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Autumn is one of the best times of year to plant flowering shrubs, evergreens and trees in southern Illinois. Read more [+]

Bee Friendly

 

Busy Bee Million Pollinator Project

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Bees are in trouble. Habitat loss, pesticide exposure and disease have wreaked havoc with our native bee populations. Here is some interesting bee trivia: most bee species are solitary or not formed in colonies, males cannot sting and bees pollinate one third of the food we eat. But you don’t have to become a bee keeper to help. Here are a few simple things that home gardeners can do. Read more [+]

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