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  • 10 things you might not know about salt

    10 things you might not know about salt
    Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt: 1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
  • Bucktown trees part of special project

     
    Interesting nature project happening in Bucktown, WBEZ has the scoop: Researchers in Chicago are beginning a study [in Bucktown] Tuesday that they hope will extend the life of urban trees. All those trees you see lining shady Chicago sidestreets...
  • It's a dandy day in the neighborhood

     
    Yesterday: No blossoming dandelions in sight on the lawns in our neighborhood. Today: Dandymania. Here's a cell phone picture of the first yellow blooms of the season in our dreadful yard. This marks the resumption of hostilities between me and......
  • Learn more

    Want to get started vegetable gardening but feel you need to know more? Here's where to turn. Web sites *"Watch Your Garden Grow" (urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies): The basics of vegetable gardening, from the University of Illinois Extension. Go to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tribute gifts

    Tribute gifts
    We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...
  • Growing gratitude

    Growing gratitude
    The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...