It'll be a warm welcome - pun intended - when 80-degree weather and sun blankets central Illinois this weekend.
The hardware stores will likely be inundated with people purchasing the plants they'll be growing in their home gardens and University of Illinois Extension officials remind the public about their master gardener resources.
Candace Hart with the U of I Extension office in DeWitt County says their master gardeners are available to answer questions but they also have plenty of online resources.
Master Gardeners always see an increase in inquiries this time of year and Hart says it is never a bother to field questions from anyone doing any type of gardening.
Extension offices across the state host seminars and various programs for the community along with blogs and helpful resources for various topics. Again the website is extension.illinois.edu.