| Jul 15, 2010
| 8:09 AM
| Jul 24, 2010
Japanese beetles present a double whammy. The coppery-colored, half-inch-long adult beetles have been attacking plants. Soon, their grub offspring will attack turf.
In sunny, moist areas, around early August, beetle grubs will hatch and feed on the roots...
| Jul 31, 2010
During the lazy, hazy days of summer, appreciate how trees clean the air. One way they do it is by scrubbing pollution from the air with their leaves.
"Think about how your clothes pick up lint, especially rough-textured clothing. That's essentially...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 6:57 AM
"Peter Pan" Theatre-Hikes at The Morton Arboretum
Weekends in August
Regular hikes are on Saturdays and low-impact hikes (suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs) are on Sundays. Each scene is presented in a different location....
| Jan 17, 2011
So you've decided to put in a garden. Planning is more than choosing which flowers or vegetables you want. A successful garden needs careful consideration. That starts with the most basic question: What are you trying to do?
"Assess your needs and...
| Feb 11, 2011
Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden.
The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
| Feb 17, 2011
You've got the patio, you've got the patio essentials — table and chairs, a grill, the lighting. Now, how about a patio garden?
The right plants can turn a patio into a cohesive, almost enchanting space, rather than something that looks just thrown...
| Feb 25, 2011
In the chill of March, witch hazel conjures its annual magic by sending out impossibly early, star-shape blooms with intense colors and fragrance.
"Witch hazel really stands out this time of year, when our senses are yearning for color, texture and aroma...
| Jul 13, 2011
As Maryland officials found out recently, sunscreen and summer camps can be treacherous territory — let counselors apply the protection and risk inappropriate touching or don't apply it and expose children to harm from the sun.
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:52 PM
The text message came to her phone, and Afrose Merchant looked down.
Merchant, her husband, her mother and her son were headed west in their car on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway to an Islamic community center in Naperville Saturday evening. The...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:04 AM
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Beautiful Botanical Displays
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$59 (discounts for Arboretum members)
Get fall plants at the Fall Garden Shoppe, September 18-25, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m....