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From theory to practice: Applying complementary colors in the landscape purple coneflower and yellow coreopsis
Read article: From theory to practice: Applying complementary colors in the landscape
From theory to practice: Applying complementary colors in the landscape
Although we have been taught colors since before we began attending school, colors can be challenging. Colors are complicated and there is so much...
black currant berries and leaves on a mature plant
Read article: Enhance your Garden with Edible Landscaping Shrubs
Enhance your Garden with Edible Landscaping Shrubs
Enhance Your Garden with Edible Landscaping Shrubs  The integration of edible landscaping shrubs into Bloomington-Normal area...
silvery checkerspot butterfly on a red and yellow flower
Read article: 6 ways to support native pollinators in Illinois and beyond
6 ways to support native pollinators in Illinois and beyond
Pollinators are an important part of healthy ecosystems. There are a few easy steps you can take to help support pollinators in your landscape...
Eliana' Garden memorial rock in her garden
Read article: Gardening can help you heal while grieving
Gardening can help you heal while grieving
In August of 2020, I received a call with the news that is every mother’s nightmare. There had been an accident and my six-year-old daughter did not...

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Planted shrubs lined up along a fence.
Build privacy with plants for secret gardens
URBANA, Ill. — Plants serve a lot of purposes in the landscape. One of which is to add some privacy. Screening plants can help define and give purpose to a space. Homeowners may wish to screen a particular area or transparency in the landscape, creating interest in what lies beyond.  ...
A variety of pollinator-friendly perennial flowers of various colors, sizes, and shapes.
Care for perennial gardens with 3 proven pruning methods
URBANA, Ill. — Pruning perennial flowers takes a garden from looking fair to well-kept. Deadheading, cutting back, and pinching are all pruning techniques that can keep perennial plants looking well cared for and healthy.  Pruning perennials is a complex topic because different plants...