Gardening

Gardening

In the Garden | Fighting invasive plants

Visitors to the downtown Champaign area last month may have noticed an odd addition to the One Main Development landscaping. Over the course of May, an increasing number of mysterious white trees appeared out of nowhere. Who placed these ghost trees? Where did they come from?

Garden Walk to feature the beauties and the beastly

URBANA — Gardens are often places of beauty — but in some, poisonous dangers lurk.

Most of today’s Champaign County Master Gardeners Garden Walk — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at nine locations in Champaign, Urbana and St. Joseph — is dedicated to the former, but for those interested in the latter, there’s a special stop available.

Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018

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PIATT COUNTY FAIR

In the Garden | Showing off great green spaces

By RYAN PANKAU

Master Gardeners across Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion counties are planning a great lineup of Garden Walks in the coming weeks.

Entertainment listings, June 7-14, 2018

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

The Law Q&A | Legal remedies for herbicide damage

By BRETT KEPLEY

Spring planting is nearly completed for otherwise-rain-delayed Illinois grain farmers this season. Spraying herbicides to control weeds is vital to a good crop. Even city dwellers with properties adorned with shrubs, gardens and lawns now begin feverishly putting on herbicides to control weeds.

In the Garden | Alternative agriculture

By RYAN PANKAU

As agriculture worldwide continues to advance and innovate in an attempt to feed our ever-growing global population, unique and specialized production systems are popping up all the time.

Letter from Birdland | Dandelions make me happy

In Birdland, poppies are popping, but lilacs, redbuds and even the ornamental quince have already faded.

In spring, the cycle turns in dizzying display, and various irises are blooming now. I had forgotten I planted so many varieties.

In the Garden | With pruning, timing is everything

By RYAN PANKAU

Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) is one of the centerpiece landscape plants in my backyard, given its prime location at the corner of our screened-in porch and patio.

Entertainment listings, May 24-31, 2018

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ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT