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Read article: Houseplants to grow on your kitchen counter
Houseplants to grow on your kitchen counter
The kitchen is often the heart of every home. Whether it is time spent there preparing a family-favorite recipe, sitting around the table with loved...
Cultivating sunshine: Growing citrus indoors. A citrus tree with yellow fruit.
Read article: Cultivating sunshine: Growing citrus indoors
Cultivating sunshine: Growing citrus indoors
As we hunker down for winter, some of us may begin longing for summer’s warm, sunny days. Perhaps it’s the cold weather or the desire to return to...
A red and a white poinsettia next to each other.
Read article: From Mexico to mantelpiece: The Poinsettia's journey to holiday icon
From Mexico to mantelpiece: The Poinsettia's journey to holiday icon
Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are US households' most popular holiday plant.  It is estimated that over 30 million poinsettias are...
red and white poinsettias
Read article: Deck the halls with Poinsettias: history and helpful hints
Deck the halls with Poinsettias: history and helpful hints
December showers may not bring holiday flowers in Illinois, but houseguests, neighbors, and friends just might! One of the most recognizable of these...

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People crouched around a raised garden bed with vegetables growing in it. One woman is taking notes.
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...
Several different succulent plants in a small planter
Did you forget to water your plants? Try low-maintenance succulents
URBANA, Ill. — Liven up your home this winter by introducing carefree and cheery succulents. Succulents offer interesting shapes and colors with their unique fleshy, plump leaves. The best part is they are relatively simple to care for if you can provide ample light. A few easy-care...
Two blooming Amaryllis flowers
Bloom in the winter with gift of amaryllis bulb kit
URBANA, Ill. — The gift of gardening is an experience anyone can appreciate this holiday season. Take the stress out of shopping this holiday season and give a blooming amaryllis kit that brings the beauty of nature indoors. Poinsettias are beautiful, popular holiday plants, but the gift...