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Read article: Incorporate ornamental grasses in the landscape for natural movement and sound in the garden
Incorporate ornamental grasses in the landscape for natural movement and sound in the garden
As the gardening season approaches, many gardeners are starting to think about potential changes to their landscaping or flower beds to make them...
clumps of prairie dropseed in bloom next to a walkway
Read article: Add Prairie Dropseed to your home garden
Add Prairie Dropseed to your home garden
Last fall I visited the Missouri Botanic Garden with my family, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they added a fair amount of grasses to the...
field of green blades of grass
Read article: Refresh your grass identification skills
Refresh your grass identification skills
Spring is here and plants are greening up and leafing out almost 3 weeks ahead of schedule! My neighbors and I have already been out and about doing...
river oats seeds
Read article: Growing native grasses from seed
Growing native grasses from seed
Over the past two months, I’ve been working with Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers to sort, clean, and package seeds of native plants...

Videos

How to Identify Nuisance Grass

There are many nuisance grass species. While we may not want to see these grasses out in the field, it’s important to know how to tell them apart from more desirable species.

Tricky Pollinator Questions and Answers

Are my annual plants “junk food” for bees? Can I help pollinators by not mowing my lawn? How can I help pollinators thrive if I don’t have a garden? This presentation explorespollinator questions that have nuanced, uncertain, or controversial answers. 

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Staff photo Shiba Kar

Shiba 'Shibu' Kar

Assistant Dean: Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Program Leader. Associate Director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant