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  • Dividing underperforming daffodils

    Dividing underperforming daffodils
    It's time to divide daffodils. I didn't get as much bloom this spring as in years past. Paradoxically, this probably means the daffodil plants are happy. They've produced so many new bulbs beneath the soil that the clumps have become too crowded. For me,...
  • June 15 - 19

    Archery - Volleyball - Gymnastics - Animal House - Brickworld Monday, June 15 Archery Custom Shop Forest Park (708) 366-4864 www.archerycustomshop.com Tuesday, June 16 The Asics Jr. National Volleyball Championships Today Navy Pier www....
  • Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner

    Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner
    Anyone gardening in the Midwest has to be gutsy, a glutton for punishment -- or both. We're not like those gardeners in Oregon and Washington. You know the ones, pictured on the glossy spreads of just about every gardening magazine where they show off...
  • June 22 - Arborist Edith Makra

    June 22 - Arborist Edith Makra
    Tree Tips: You may be surprised to learn that tree-care professionals strongly recommend that you not wrap or tie any cords, ropes or chains around a tree. Over time, these could damage and possibly kill the tree. As the tree grows, the cord, rope or...
  • Sharing plants, safely

    Many plants are easy to share -- maybe too easy. A friend may have mint, lily-of-the-valley or violets to spare because they are aggressive spreaders. Such plants can cause headaches and backaches unless you place them where they can't crowd out...
  • Rose-growing tips

    When roses bloom in June, it may inspire you to plant roses of your own. Choose and prepare the site well to maximize your chances of success. A rose bush needs full sun, says Doris Taylor, plant information specialist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle...
  • Time to show evergreens a little lovin'

    Time to show evergreens a little lovin'
    Indoors, up go boughs of holly. A green garland twines the banister. Candles are scented with pine. And soon, at the heart of many homes, cloaked in regalia that sparkles with memories, an evergreen tree likely will be at the center of celebration, hugs...
  • Glory Be! Best Overall Garden 2008

    When Mark Milkint and Ray Saleh bought their Evanston home three years ago, it was vacant and covered with ivy. "There were squirrels living in the house, and they weren't paying rent," Milkint says. They evicted the squirrels and trimmed the ivy...
  • The Most Glorious Garden of 2007

    It's taken them 10 years of planning, learning, building, digging, traveling, travails and experimentation, but Gerry and Jim Bellanca of Glencoe have a winner.The Bellancas' New Zealand-influenced, rose-laden cottage-style garden, wrapping around a...
  • Glorious in its sophistication: Inspired by Jens Jensen, Bruce Hochstadter's 12-year-old garden captures contest's top honor

    Glorious in its sophistication: Inspired by Jens Jensen, Bruce Hochstadter's 12-year-old garden captures contest's top honor
    "A native crabapple, a group of violets, a bird bath with a cardinal flower, a virgin's bower clinging to the crabapple, and perhaps a dash of iris or phlox, or lilies if you please, make a garden full of song and poetry." --"Siftings" by landscape...
  • John Moore's garden has it all: great design and plant choices, seating, a pond--and edibles too.

    The object of landscape gardening is to make a picture. The greensward is the canvas, the house or some other prominent point is the central figure, the planting completes the composition and adds the color." -- Liberty Hyde Bailey The renowned...