Living the Country Life

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Be realistic as you're making plans for the growing season
Radio interview source: Jennifer Smith, Extension Horticulturist, Kansas State University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Gardening is fertile ground for New Year's resolutions,...
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Mistletoe grows on trees and isn't good for much other than getting a smooch
Radio interview source: Jennifer Smith, Extension Horticulturist, Kansas State University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below When you step under the mistletoe, pucker up because you...
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Try selling your own wildflowers and grasses
Radio interview source: Barbara Fairchild, Spokeswoman, Grow Native   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Native plants are becoming a highly sought-after addition to the landscape as...
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Deborah Marqui at the gate of Healing Gardens
Cancer survivor Deborah Marqui opens her historic St. Charles, Illinois farm and gardens to share the soothing power of the natural world.
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Leave that pretty white flower growing in the ditch alone. Water hemlock is so poisonous, even a small amount could kill you. Learn to recognize it and stay away.
Radio interview source:  Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   There are plenty of weedy...
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Add permanence and beauty to your landscape with a stone wall. -- By: Justin Hancock
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Are you looking for plants that will really make your place come to life this spring? Consider these options.
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This couple transformed bare land into a shady oasis by planting trees, shrubs, then perennials.
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Check out how Carol and Les Wear built their backyard garden oasis.
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One of the best parts of spring and summer is the fragrant aroma of blooming plants. Try these ideas and enjoy the sweet smell of success.

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