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  • Join the veggie brigade

    Join the veggie brigade
    "I can't wait until spring," says author Bill Alexander. "I miss lettuce. I haven't had any decent lettuce for months." He's not the only one waiting eagerly for the growing season to begin. All signs are that 2009 will be a banner year for vegetable...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Going out on a limb for Dad

    Going out on a limb for Dad
    Nothing says "dad's day off" more than a hammock strung between two leafy trees. "Hanging a hammock is really very simple, but there are a few safety considerations for people and trees," says Brian Malatia, arborist at The Morton Arboretum. Tree...
  • Apr. 8: Chicago Scene - Sculptor Steve Tobin's Exhibit - Steelroots

    Apr. 8: Chicago Scene - Sculptor Steve Tobin's Exhibit - Steelroots
    This show marks the Arboretum's first display of fine sculpture. These 14 monumental pieces, some up to 40 feet high, are made of massive, recycled rolled and bent steel pipes. Each features one of Tobin's distinctive, custom "patinas": either white,...