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Gardening

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  • Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes

    Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes
    A company sprayed my neighbor's yard for mosquitoes, but when I called the company it admitted that its chemical killed all kinds of insects, including pollinators and beneficials. So I don't want to do that, but we are getting eaten alive by mosquitoes...
  • On Gardening: Hydrangeas wow with beauty, ruggedness

    Limelight hydrangea turned the gardening world upside down just a few short years ago as gardeners everywhere became introduced to the panicle hydrangea. Limelight is still in the top five, and is but a trip to the garden center will shock you with all of...
  • Winnetka Library cultivating corn and tomatoes

    Winnetka Library cultivating corn and tomatoes
    Visitors this summer to the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library might be surprised to discover corn, broccoli and heirloom tomatoes sprouting just outside the library's entrance. Stephanie Girardi, a longtime circulation clerk and supervisor at the...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
  • Fitness Files: Less grass, more grub in garden

    For months, my front yard was a dirt pile. Neighbors probably disapproved, but I had something up my sleeve. I'd ripped out the lawn. In the weeks that followed, I killed stray grass shoots and dipped into Soler's Edible Front Yard. Our southwest-...
  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios

    Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios
    Lighthouse Tours New London Maritime Society's annual celebration of all things lighthouse, Sentinels on the Sound: Summer Lighthouse Weekends, presents four months of lighthouse boat trips through Oct. 26. Includes five different trips, including two...
  • Fresh tomatoes are late-summer gems

    Fresh tomatoes are late-summer gems
    Is there anything finer than a ripe tomato just picked from your own garden? No. And now is the time for them, the early varieties have ripened, the cherry tomatoes are yielding, the Romas are just about perfect, and the heirlooms and others are...
  • A zoo in their front yard

    A zoo in their front yard
    The Phan family is used to strangers stopping by their home and taking photos. What, exactly, draws the public's attention? An array of large topiaries — perennial plants — in shapes ranging from giant dragons and deer to elephants and...
  • Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs

    Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs
    Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power. The groups will receive funding for...