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  • Arts festival comes to Aurora

    Arts festival comes to Aurora
    Arts-A-Palooza, an arts education festival, will be held on March 21 in Downtown Aurora. Free classes in a variety of arts will be offered by local organizations, businesses and individuals. The event is being planned by Aurora Cultural Creatives and L....
  • Community events

    Valpo, Boone Grove compost sites to open The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove site, 400 W. County Road 550S, will open full-time for the season March 30 to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle...
  • Nuccio's Nurseries known far and wide as king of the camellias

     Nuccio's Nurseries known far and wide as king of the camellias
    In the nether regions of the Altadena foothills, up an easily missed trail, it's not quite opening time at Nuccio's Nurseries. The metal gates are closed, but the parking lot is full of customers, members of a hobbyist group who were allowed to start...
  • Springtime to-do list for houseplants

    Springtime to-do list for houseplants
    Q: Are there some special things I should be doing for my houseplants at this time of year? —Monica Simpson, Morton Grove A: You did not list the plants that you have, so here are some general guidelines for caring for houseplants as spring...
  • Students become certified junior farmers in Farmer Jay's classes

    Students become certified junior farmers in Farmer Jay's classes
    Jason McCobb, also known as Farmer Jay, wants everyone to grow something. "We need to start growing our own food," he said. "If we had 70 percent of Palm Beach County's food growing here, we'd have a local food system." McCobb is working to impart...
  • How to help damaged evergreen shrubs rebound from 'winter burn'

     How to help damaged evergreen shrubs rebound from 'winter burn'
    As the cold winter draws toward its end, gardeners start to notice the toll it takes on some shrubs. Worried homeowners already have started calling the Plant Clinic of The Morton Arboretum about their brown and discolored evergreens, says Doris Taylor,...
  • Valley flower show provides a glimpse of spring

    The sweet scent of flowers and the soft bubbly murmur of a peaceful fish pond were nearly enough distraction to convince attendees at the Valley Flower, Garden & Pool Show that spring has come. Though it rained for half of the indoor show's duration and...
  • Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events

     Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events
    Spring returns Friday and with it more educational and entertaining gardening events. Here are three local ones I think you will like and can learn from – plein air painting or sketching, Historic Garden Week in Virginia and a new vegetable...
  • Tips for selecting and growing tomatoes

    Tips for selecting and growing tomatoes
    It's just about time to sow your tomato seeds for transplants. So it seems a good time to cover some basic tomato information. Tomatoes are a New World plant, native to the lower Andes and cultivated by the Aztecs. They were introduced to Europe, Spain,...
  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show to bloom with ideas

    Chicago Flower & Garden Show to bloom with ideas
    About this time of year, when most gardeners are desperately seeking signs of life, the idea of flowers and lush greens is swoon-worthy. How about ushering in spring by tiptoeing through more than 1,000 tulips — well, at least strolling around...
  • Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden

    Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden
    For Southern California gardeners, March is a month of wistful promise. A little rain falls, and the possibilities for brilliant spring and summer planting — exploding colors, bountiful edibles — seem limitless. But you might want to stop...