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Time to grow the garden of your dreams

With all the foliage gone, now is the perfect time to start planning. If you have some open areas in your gardens or landscape, there are several summer blooming bulbs […]

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Reinvent your landscape with natives

This might be a good time to reimagine or reinvent your gardens and landscapes using native plants, shrubs, and trees, which were here before the settlers arrived in McHenry County […]

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Let chrysanthemums add color to your home

In my columns, I try to promote the use of native plants in your landscape. Sometimes though the heart must have what the heart desires. I’m talking about chrysanthemums, which […]

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Orchids, Part 2: The Wild Ones

Nancy Shevel – Gardening In my last column on orchids, I tried to explain how easily orchids can be grown in the home with just a little basic knowledge of […]

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Garden Walk 2019 includes nine stops

Garden Walk 2019, hosted by the McHenry County Master Gardeners, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13 – rain or shine – starting at the Demonstration […]

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