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Gardening

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  • Northbrook activist: plant monarch-fetching milkweed in every yard

    Northbrook activist: plant monarch-fetching milkweed in every yard
    Dale Duda wants Northbrook to be the first town in America with a patch of milkweed on every property. And her village is behind her, at least in word, with an April 14 proclamation urging that everybody plant it. Duda, a member of the Northbrook...
  • Community events and announcements

    2 child abuse prevention events Prevent Child Abuse Porter County is planning two events, both free to the public — a session for parents on how to protect kids from cyber crimes and an awareness walk-a-thong at the Porter County Courthouse....
  • An all-white garden in NYC, inspired by a historic design

    First come the snowdrops, peeking through the snow, then as things warm up, hellebores and crocuses, followed by geraniums, peonies, anemones, camellias and many more. But there's one thing all the flowers in this particular garden have in common: They're...
  • Grow lovely lettuces in your own garden

    Lettuce is such an easy vegetable to grow that I shudder when paying $2 or $3 a head at the grocery store during the winter months. Compared to most other vegetables, it is seldom bothered by insects or diseases, and nothing is quite like going out to the...
  • It's OK to prune viburnum now

    It's OK to prune viburnum now
    Question: Viburnum used as a hedge in my yard have grown too tall and wide. Can I prune them back at this time of the year? Answer: Some plants are durable and don't seem to mind when you do the pruning. Most are best pruned before new growth begins,...
  • Announcements: Jug Bay meeting, fire department recruitment, AAUW meeting, QAC Earth Day, Cortland Jones book signing, Senior Provider Group, social security seminar, Sons of the Severn barbershop chorus, Green Drinks, Compass Regional Hospice healthcare decisions

    Jug Bay annual meeting The Friends of Jug Bay will hold its annual meeting from 2:30 to 5 p.m. April 12 at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road in Lothian. The meeting will begin with refreshments followed by annual reports for FY 2015 by...
  • Sykesville garden sows plants, sense of community

    Spring has finally sprung, and the Sykesville Community Garden is ready to see some action. The garden's first work day, on which members of the community can come by to prepare the soil for planting, is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 19. The garden, at...
  • Can you dig it? Festival will showcase gardening and music

    Can you dig it? Festival will showcase gardening and music
    The Friends of Marion Baysinger Memorial Library will host Garden Fest 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland. There will be a gardening demonstration and floral arranging presentation by Kim E's Flowers....
  • Hollyhocks Flower In Local Landscapes

    Hollyhocks Flower In Local Landscapes
    One plant gardeners from cooler regions miss is the hollyhock opening white, pink, red and maroon blossoms for spring. It has not been a hard plant to grow locally, but difficult to grow long enough to flower. Most selections are true biennials that...
  • Growing rhododendrons in Chicago: Soil condition is key

     Growing rhododendrons in Chicago: Soil condition is key
    I planted several different types of evergreen rhododendrons two years ago. Most appear to have thinned out and have visible dead branches this spring. They also have some yellow to brown leaves, with some of the different cultivars much worse than...
  • LaGrange Highlands students dig into garden project

    LaGrange Highlands students dig into garden project
    A little dirt under fingernails and in shoes didn't deter a gung-ho group of gardeners April 11 at a LaGrange Highlands school. Students, staff and parents rolled up their sleeves to build 10 raised beds in several shapes and sizes at Highlands...