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Garden Day 2024
Shake off the winter blues with Garden Day

Is the frozen landscape making you daydream about spring flowers and bountiful harvests? It’s time to shake off those winter blues with Illinois Extension and Danville Area Community College! The Vermilion County Master Gardeners are once again hosting their annual Garden Day Festival on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bremer Conference Center at Danville Area Community College. An annual tradition for over 25 years, this year’s Garden Day will bring you entertaining speakers, unique vendors, a silent auction, donation baskets, and door prizes.

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Root for your favorite native plant in Rain Garden Rumble playoff
URBANA, Ill. — It’s plant versus plant in the return of the Rain Garden Rumble that pits native flowers against each other in a friendly competition to take home the 2024 title. This March, get to know 28 plants native to Illinois by building a bracket and voting for your favorites in the annual...
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Cutting back branches leaves trees with healthier outlook
URBANA, Ill. — To stay healthy, sometimes trees need a little help in the form of a trim. Pruning is an essential maintenance activity to promote tree health, safety, and aesthetics. Since trees are large, long-living plants in our landscape, pruning throughout the life of a tree can have a...
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Get inspired to get growing at regional garden days
URBANA, Ill. — Imagine picking fresh fruit off a tree in your backyard. Or snipping fresh herbs from a potted plant growing on your windowsill for a family meal. Gardening is an adventure, and each spring is a new opportunity to grow. Whether your garden is a few houseplants by a window...

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