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  • 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?
  • Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award

    Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award
    Sitting at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston on March 12, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had plenty of memories running through his head. Kirk, a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award at the New Trier Alumni Hall of...

    Lady palms are low maintenance, but their modest demands must still be met

    Lady palms are low maintenance, but their modest demands must still be met
    I have two lady palms in the entry foyer in my house and enjoy coming home to live plants. The plants looked great for the first few months but now are starting to look stressed, especially one plant that is in a darker corner. I thought these were low-...

    Orchids on sale: Color and style on the cheap

    Orchids on sale: Color and style on the cheap
    What's not to love about orchids? They are showy, whether their blooms are huge as in cattleyas, enchanting in sprays of phalaenopsis or delicate, with fluttery petals in the oncidium family. They are pristine in white, a favorite for architectural...

    Winter-weary coleus can be used for cuttings to transplant outdoors

     Winter-weary coleus can be used for cuttings to transplant outdoors
    I saved some coleus from my garden last year. The plants are looking rough now and I wonder whether anything can be done to improve them or if it is best to give up and just buy new ones. — Mariah Hamilton, Woodstock It is not unusual for a...