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  • Suburbs host farmers markets

    Suburbs host farmers markets
  • Coping with the bad news beetles

    Coping with the bad news beetles
    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...
  • Trees give us more breathing room

    Trees give us more breathing room
    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...
  • August 6: Midday Fix - Morton Arboretum Theatre Hikes

    August 6: Midday Fix - Morton Arboretum Theatre Hikes
    Theatre Hikes "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....
  • Designing principles

    Designing principles
    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...
  • Shady moves

    Shady moves
    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....
  • Room for a view

    Room for a view
    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...
  • Bewitched by witch hazel

    Bewitched by witch hazel
    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...
  • Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position

    Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position
    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. Maryland's state...
  • 2 killed, 2 seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on tollway

    2 killed, 2 seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on tollway
    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...
  • September 13: Midday Fix - Morton Arboretum

    September 13: Midday Fix - Morton Arboretum
    The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle www.mortonarb.org Beautiful Botanical Displays November 12 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....