Gardening

Gardening

In the Garden | Protecting an herbal mainstay

In recent years, herbs have gained a larger presence in my home gardens. Not only do these plants provide wonderful, fresh garnish for many of our favorites recipes, but they can also be a source of ornamental value, as well as great pollinator plants when in bloom.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

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HARVEST TO HOME

In the Garden | Fall colors galore

Illinois forests are dominated by a mixture of eastern deciduous forest trees, and many of our urban areas mirror this forest composition, creating a wonderful palette of fall colors each year as the growing season concludes and tree leaves senesce, giving way to winter dormancy.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

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39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

In the Garden | A valuable native plant

This week marks the halfway point for the 2018 Illinois ginseng harvesting season, which runs from the first Saturday in September through Nov. 1. Did you even know that ginseng grows in Illinois, let alone the fact that there is a regulated harvest of this valuable native plant?

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018

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This weekend

THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

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My Amish Home | No good gardening deed goes unpunished

"Saying with a loud voice, 'Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, and the sea and the fountains of waters.' And there followed another angel, saying, 'Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." Revelation 14:7-8

In the Garden | Idea Garden at UI getting picked over

Since its beginnings in 1997, the Idea Garden has been maintained by the Champaign County Master Gardeners and ever-improved throughout the years. This beautiful yet educational community garden has grown to occupy more than 15,000 square feet of the University of Illinois Arboretum, near the corner of Lincoln and Florida avenues in Urbana.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PUDGY PUMPKIN FALL FESTIVAL

What: A day full of family fun. Pony rides, petting zoo, facepainting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, free kids games and straw maze, local food trucks and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave., C.

Cost: One Pudgy ticket, $1.