If you are looking for something new and would like to capture a bit
of Illinois heritage at the same time, perhaps prairie plants are
The Logan County Soil and Water Conservation District
is offering several varieties of plants in 2.5-by-2.5-inch
containers. These plants are 3 to 7 inches tall. They are
warm-season plants that can be planted from May through September
and are well-adapted to the geology and climate of Illinois. They
are relatively disease-resistant, long-lived perennials requiring
little maintenance once established. Each plant costs $1.50 each.
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Plant these wildflowers and grasses like any perennial garden.
Water and control weeds, and mulch if possible. A spring burn is the
only maintenance needed. If you can't burn, remove old thatch each
For more information and an order form, call the district office
at (217) 732-2010, ext. 3. Remember, May 12 is the deadline for