What a winter!

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen It’s been a wild winter! Extended days of subzero temperatures, high winds and mixed precipitation have plagued our region disrupting school schedules, travel plans and morning commutes. As humans, we have the ability to alter behavior in response to winter woes, but plants, the immobile […]

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Spring into gardening 2019

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Despite winter’s grasp, spring will soon arrive! Prepare for it by attending the 13th annual “Spring into Gardening” conference hosted by Racine County and Kenosha County Division of Extension. Registration is open through Feb. 23 for this event, which will be held on Saturday, March […]

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A guide to starting seedlings indoors

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen At this time of year, gardeners and plant enthusiasts start dreaming about the upcoming growing season and contemplate starting seeds indoors. There are many products on the market which aid in the process, from specially formulated seed-starting soil mixes to compressed soil pellets to dome-covered […]

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We need our green spaces

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Connecting with nature is predicted to be the garden trend for 2019, according to Garden Media Group’s 2019 Garden Trends Report: “Rooted Together — Reconnecting with the Natural World.” Link that prediction with findings from a research summary, “Urban Nature for Human Health & Well-Being,” […]

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