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Caring for spring-blooming bulbs after flowering. Red and yellow tulips with green foliage.
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Caring for spring-blooming bulbs after flowering
Our days are getting longer and warmer, and many gardens are awash in color from spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils and tulips. Unfortunately, the...
Read article: Do a little 2022 garden planning
Do a little 2022 garden planning
Now that you have cleared off the coffee table and the kitchen counter from the holiday catalogs, the next pile will be gardening solicitations and...
How to take care of amaryllis and get them to rebloom! Amaryllis flower with red on outer part of petals and white center
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How to take care of amaryllis and get them to rebloom
Along with evergreens and poinsettias, another sign that the holidays are approaching is the appearance of amaryllis in stores. Whether you’re buying...
Read article: Common questions answered as we transition to winter
Common questions answered as we transition to winter
Seasonally, questions to Extension though phone calls, visits to the office, and via email naturally slow down. It has consistently been colder so...
Read article: More late fall chores to keep you busy
More late fall chores to keep you busy
By now, most of the outdoor...
Read article: Ravaging rodents and fall planted bulbs
Ravaging rodents and fall planted bulbs
Chipmunk or squirrel, it doesn’t matter, cuteness only goes so far! Most especially after the little fiends have dug up several of the spring-...
 Daffodils are one of many bulbs that need to be planted in fall for an early spring flowering display.
Read article: Fall Bulbs for Pollinators
Fall Bulbs for Pollinators
As the last asters of the year are wrapping up their flower display and monarchs are migrating through to more southern latitudes, spring flowers...
Garlic is typically planted in fall by separating bulbs into individual cloves for planting.
Read article: Fall Garlic Planting
Fall Garlic Planting
As the vegetable growing season quickly approaches fall frosts when production screeches to a halt, there is actually one crop that can be planted...

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Flower bulbs can bring colorful blossoms into the home during winter.
Flower bulbs can bring colorful blossoms into the home during winter.Illinois Extension offers online make-and-take bulb forcing program on Dec.1 During the winter it is nice to welcome some color and living plants to your home. Forcing bulbs to bloom during can be a fun...
Add interest by creating a moonlight garden
URBANA, Ill. – 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. ...