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  • Glory on high: Framing the city skyline with flowers, ornamental grasses and vines, a rooftop gardener wins the top prize in Glorious Gardens '99

    Mayor Daley, there's somebody we'd like you to meet. She's Mary Ellen Rosemeyer, a River North resident who shares your passion for greening up the city. But she's way ahead of you on the rooftop-gardening thing. Mr. Mayor, you're reported to have gotten...
  • Victorious garden: With a great command of plants and space, Claudia Skylar Mastro fills a small urban lot with charm and grace

    You win some, you lose some. Chicago architect Claudia Skylar Mastro won the grand prize in the Glorious Gardens '98 contest with an extraordinary, fanciful landscape in a small urban lot just a few weeks before she was to lose the garden itself. In back...
  • A natural winner: Gardening with a concern for the environment, Jae Ro creates a thoughtful--and beautiful--masterpiece

    When Jae and Eunice Ro moved into their present home in Northbrook six years ago, the yard was a ho-hum landscape of lawn, shrubs and a few trees. Now a river runs through ita river of flowers. This river runs cool in spring when dramatic stands of...
  • Get started on a veggie garden

    Get started on a veggie garden
    Zig-zagging her cart past the wall of compost manure, around the few brave pots empty and shivering out in the late winter sunlight, Andrea Versenyi arrived, at last, at the root of her night-rousing visions: row upon row of bright, shiny seed packets....
  • Garden smarts for free

    Wish you could get a little more gardening know-how under your belt, but feel reluctant to part with your hard-earned cash to do so? Save your budget for spring planting. We went looking around the Chicago area and found that there's a lot of garden...
  • Bulb basics

    Bulb basics
    Just as plants turn brown and shut down, just as frost hits and the heating season starts, it's time to plant spring flowers. Huh? says the new gardener. But it's true. October is when we start planting spring bulbs -- those onion-looking things that...
  • 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...
  • April 21, 2009

    Greg Adamski, Adamski & Conti 312-332-7800 www.adamskiandconti.com *******************************************   Ginger Zee, NBC5 NOT A HEMLINE, A "HEMP-LINE" Exotic, Eco-Luxe Fashions and TV Star Will Headline Special Tea Event WHAT:...
  • 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...
  • 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...