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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 12:58 am

The sixth annual Springfield in Bloom winners

Spring rains, sweltering summer heat and those dang Japanese beetles made this yet another challenging year to be a flower gardener in central Illinois. And yet nearly 80 individuals and organizations...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 03:04 pm
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering makes up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. One way to reduce outdoor water usag...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:22 am

It’s time to get Springfield in Bloom

This is the sixth year for Springfield in Bloom, the community-wide beautification program that challenges homeowners, businesses, neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations across central ...
Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:52 am

Annual garden tour is June 20

A metal and glass wind sculpture by Seattle artist Andrew Carson highlights one of the gardens on this year's symphony garden tour.PHOTO BY GINNY LEE With Father’s Day weekend approaching, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra has been blooming with anticipation for parents and children to come mark the occasion at its annual garden tour. The 20th annual fundraiser for the orch...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 01:01 am

(and yellow, purple and white)

Springfield in Bloom — the community-wide beautification program that challenges homeowners, businesses and nonprofit groups to bring beautiful new color and life to their street-si...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 06:02 am
Are you sad at the thought that your cheery geraniums will soon fall victim to winter frost? Why not take them inside for the winter? Gardeners have several alternatives, includin...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 01:02 am
Bulbs provide a good investment for the money spent and they supply years of spring color in your yard. Fall is the prime time for planting hardy spring-flowering bulbs. Most bulb...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 12:57 am

Springfield beautification efforts to be in the national spotlight

Regular IT readers are familiar with Springfield in Bloom (SIB), the friendly contest encouraging streetside beautification projects which will be in its fifth year in 2009. Hundreds of neig...
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 06:36 pm

In most cases, there isnt anything to be concerned about

Untitled Document Every fall, people get upset when their evergreens undergo dramatic changes in color. “People are convinced that their plants must have some type o...


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