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  • Making merry with Mom

    Making merry with Mom
    Another Mother's Day, another pleasant dinner in a jampacked restaurant. Congratulations! You've done the bare minimum for the woman who ushered you onto this planet. We kid. For some of us, there's enough guilt already associated with mom's time to...
  • Plant Doctor: Gardening to-do list for May

    Plant Doctor: Gardening to-do list for May
    Almanac •Average temperatures: High 88 Low 66 •Rainfall 3.74 inches The moon 1. Moon phases: •Full moon May 3 •Last quarter May 11 •New moon May 18 •First quarter May 25 2. Moon-sign planting dates: •...
  • Don't let weeds hitch ride in lawn

    Don't let weeds hitch ride in lawn
    Question: A weed growing in our yard has oval-shaped leaves and seeds about the size of a match head that stick to your shoes, socks and pants. Is there a weed control that works for use in home lawns? Answer: Your dark-green hitchhiking weed is...
  • The season of gluttony is upon us

    The season of gluttony is upon us
    It has happened again: A period of gluttony has arrived. Some people lose the ability to control their eating habits during holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, but my time of culinary indulgence begins now as blueberry season commences. I find it...
  • Check center of palm to assess cold damage

    Check center of palm to assess cold damage
    Question: I planted two roebelenii palms a year ago that were damaged by the winter cold. One is severely damaged with only one remaining green frond. What should I do? Answer: Winter produced one night of really cold weather for much of Central...
  • Beware of citrus-leaf miners on new growth

    Question: Citrus-leaf miners have arrived early this year producing tunnels and causing crinkling among the leaves of our trees. What is the control? Answer: Perhaps you have noticed citrus-leaf miners only affect the new growths, which means you have...
  • Make Illinois a rest stop for Monarch butterflies

    Make Illinois a rest stop for Monarch butterflies
    A highway commissioner from Chicago Heights and an Illinois Garden Club official from Frankfort have joined forces in a statewide campaign to provide "rest stops" for Monarch butterflies on roadsides and back yards. The population of the Monarch...
  • Love where you live: Dear Diary

    Dear Diary, I'd like to put down in writing how very lucky Park Ridge is! I know it's well past the month of March where we talk about the luck o' the Irish, but I just had to journal about all the great green things happening in and around Park Ridge...
  • Sun, feeding help hibiscus rebound from winter

    Sun, feeding help hibiscus rebound from winter
    Question: A hibiscus plant growing in a container is starting to develop yellow leaves that eventually drop. What is causing the leaf loss? Answer: Many call the yellow leaf loss "winter decline." Hibiscus plants do not like the cold and react by...
  • Garden gates swing open for historic springtime stroll

    Historic fun is busting out all over this April, as opportunities abound for fans of Old (and Real) Florida. Inside secret gardens In a chain-store world, the Handy Pantry on Orlando's East Amelia Street remains a mom-and-pop operation, offering...
  • Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles

    Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles
    Question: I am trying to determine whether or not to trim my crape myrtle. What is the latest thinking? Answer: Gardeners can get all in a tizzy when it comes to crape myrtle trimming, but these shrubs-to-small trees don't seem to care. Most...