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  • Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass

    Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass
    Q: A friend told me that a grass with white variegation in my garden is ribbon grass and that I should remove it since it is considered an invasive plant. The plant that I have is spreading, but not at an alarming rate yet. I like the color that it adds to my shady garden. Should I remove it?
  • Get out

    Rhythm and art Art and music will be front and center at the 13th annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in Rogers Park. Browse the creative offerings of more than 100 artists while enjoying performances by musical acts School of Rock Lakeview (3 p.m.) and...

    Tweaking soil could help rhododendrons thrive

    Tweaking soil could help rhododendrons thrive
    Q: All summer, my rhododendrons lose leaves. New leaves form, but others turn brown and fall off. Is there anything that I can do? — Jeff Schmidt, Chicago A: Evergreen rhododendrons drop leaves periodically, though not typically all summer long....

    Dive, swim, putt or fly — before it's too late

    Dive, swim, putt or fly — before it's too late
    With August come the dog days of summer and all too soon, the cool breezes of fall. But there's still plenty to do to make the best of the long, warm days. Farmyard at Lambs Farm — Libertyville Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Farmyard at...

    Sky's the limit at Botanic Garden's kite festival

    Sky's the limit at Botanic Garden's kite festival
    Soaring kites will dance in the summer sky at this year's Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday and Aug. 10. Visitors can watch expert teams fly their kites in precision-choreographed routines set to music. "It's sort of like the...