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  • Life ... down under

    Life ... down under
    The part of the garden we love is aboveground: flowers, leaves, stems, branches, bark, birds, squirrels. But that part can't thrive without the part we hardly notice except when we dig. The soil is a garden in its own way. Good soil, the kind that...
  • What went WRONG?

    Congratulations! In your first year as a gardener, you've set out a few perennials or maybe grown a patch of salad greens from seed. You've planted a couple of pots of colorful annuals. In May, it all looked so promising. But things aren't working out...
  • Yes, you can make a garden

    You've got most of the boxes unpacked and the bedrooms painted. The new house is starting to feel like it's yours. But what about the yard? Is it foreign territory? Maybe you're moving from a downtown high-rise and you've never had a blade of grass to...
  • The great 8

    By now, you've likely visited your garden center and plunked down some cash for plants. Your spade and gloves are at the ready, your little plot just begging to be planted. What could make this moment in a gardener's spring more perfect -- a little inside...
  • 99 THINGS TO DO

    1. Carry a loaded squirt gun. 2. Catch fireflies and keep them overnight in a glass jar with a bit of grass and a wax-paper lid. 3. Treat yourself to an ice cream sundae at Gayety’s, 3306 Ridge Rd., Lansing; the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 W....
  • Sunday Papers - 10/25/09 - Edition 536

    Rob Elder examines relationships on itwasoverwhen.com and itwaslovewhen.com Terry McCabe director of City Lit JoBe Cerny producer of the audio theatrical version of the King James Bible. Experience autumn at the Morton Arboretum
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Notable suggestions for how to play with a stick

    Notable suggestions for how to play with a stick
    A stick is more than a simple piece of wood. It's "an endless source of make-believe fun," according to the National Toy Hall of Fame, which recently added the stick to its list of honorees. "Sticks can turn into swords, magic wands, majorette batons,...