Making the Most of Your Compost...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by

After the fall, many homeowners wonder what to do with the leaves that have accumulated on the ground. Composting can be a beneficial process to manage yard waste, said University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Andrew Holsinger.  Proper planning...

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Planting Bulbs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

Gardeners can find a wide selection of spring bulbs for planting right now. The earlier the bulb goes into the ground the longer it will have to establish before cold soil temperatures arrive. Even if you end up planting...

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2015 Summer Appeal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Dear Friends of Klehm, Have you been to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden lately?  It has been a busy spring! The garden renovations that began last year around the Clarcor Pavilion are looking great with new plants and features being...

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Art on the Lawn Awards...

Monday, July 20, 2015 by

The Klehm staff extends a warm thank you to all the talented artists at Art on the Lawn.  The variety of quality art was amazing and we heard a lot of positive comments and praise about the event.  Here’s...

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Planting Day Thank You!...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by

Over 50 volunteers showed up on Saturday, June 13th to plant 4,000 perennials in our 13,000-square-foot Contemporary Perennial Garden. The “Know Maintenance” site was planned for minimal weed invasion and optimal beauty by Roy Diblick, noted plantsman and designer. The...

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Which Plants to Deadhead...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by

Most flowers lose their attraction as they fade, spoiling the overall appearance of beds, borders and containers, and are best removed. Regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and more flowers. Once the flowers are pollinated; seed heads, pods...

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