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Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden. The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
You've got the patio, you've got the patio essentials — table and chairs, a grill, the lighting. Now, how about a patio garden? The right plants can turn a patio into a cohesive, almost enchanting space, rather than something that looks just thrown...
Tribune Media GroupWe all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...
Japanese beetles present a double whammy. The coppery-colored, half-inch-long adult beetles have been attacking plants. Soon, their grub offspring will attack turf. In sunny, moist areas, around early August, beetle grubs will hatch and feed on the roots...
During the lazy, hazy days of summer, appreciate how trees clean the air. One way they do it is by scrubbing pollution from the air with their leaves. "Think about how your clothes pick up lint, especially rough-textured clothing. That's essentially...
WGN NewsChristmas in Illinois To purchase a copy of the book: Christmas in Illinois Events: Saturday, November 27 2:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Saturday, December 4 2:00 p.m. Morton Arboretum Bookstore Lisle Saturday, December 11 2:00 p.m. The...
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Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...
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Trees are such an integral part of our surroundings that we tend to ignore their significance and their magnificence. "We talk about how people can become 'green blind,'" says Leslie Goddard, exhibit developer at the Morton Arboretum. "Trees are...
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Among the observations from our four Glorious Gardens judges on why they loved Dennis Paul's city garden: Why it's a winner Denise Corkery, senior writer, Chicago Botanic Garden: This richly and intricately designed garden resembles a living tapestry,...
TribLocal - Glen Ellyn » NewsPenny Ellsworth and other residents of the Glen Ellyn Woods subdivision like to make sure their unincorporated neighborhood just south of Butterfield Road is protected …...
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