Hi plant lovers! My name is Diane, and I'll be taking over blogging duties for the next few months. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself:
I'm a Horticulture Educator with the University of Illinois Extension, serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion counties. I grew up in central IL and received a bachelor's of science in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois, and a master's of science in Plant Pathology from the Ohio State University. I worked at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic as an undergrad and after completing my MS. I'm spending several days a week at the Plant Clinic this summer as the acting diagnostician. My passions in life include plant pathogens and my two pet rabbits (who, when they go outside, quickly become plant pests).
I love spending time outdoors. Nature is a complex and beautiful thing and every day can be an adventure. Regardless of if we're spending time in a forest or walking to our cars, nature is all around us.