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An Illinois woman opens her historic farm and gardens to share the soothing power of the natural world.
During two bouts with cancer, Deborah Marqui of St. Charles, Illinois turned to nature to help her heal. “In 1995 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and then in November of 2001...
The USDA has released a new version of its plant hardiness zone map. You may be in a new zone, but this is no reason to upset your gardening plans
Radio interview source: Kim Kaplan, Spokeswoman, Agricultural Research Service, USDA Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below The USDA's plant hardiness zone map...
To find the right peony for your garden, consider color and length of season before you make a decision
Radio interview source: Laverne Dunsmore, Co-Owner, Countryside Gardens Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Peonies are a lazy gardener's dream. They're one of the...
I'm pleased with the progress of my garden, but worried about rain. I don't like to water. The potatoes in front I planted. The potatoes coming up in the middle and back of my garden...
Look no farther than your kitchen or medicine cabinet to help control common garden pests.
When you're living the country life, fair time is a huge deal! Here are some favorite fair photos from our readers and staff.
Get a jump on spring planting by starting select flower and vegetable seeds indoors!
After falling in love with a local artist's craft, a Missouri woman puts the artwork on display.
With the right planning, you can create an escape that will add a whole new dimension to your backyard. Here's how to do it.
Adding a water garden to your acreage gives you a place to relax and unwind. Here are some great examples from our readers.