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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Karla Patterson Lynch

    Karla Patterson Lynch
    After studying horticulture at the University of Kentucky, Lynch went on to complete a masters degree in public horticulture in the Longwood Program at the University of Delaware. She has worked at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Wisley Garden and the...
  • English inspiration in suburban Riverside: The 2004 Overall Winner

    English inspiration in suburban Riverside: The 2004 Overall Winner
    It's been a peculiar summer -- too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry -- too weird. But that didn't stop avid gardeners from primping, prepping and photographing their beds, borders, containers, rooftops, balconies and window boxes for our Glorious...
  • Gardening with native plants

    Gardening with native plants
    You've been thinking about taking your garden native, right? You get it. The celebration of the region's ornamental plants. The welcome mat for birds and butterflies. The environmental impact. Native plants "have adapted to the climatic swings of the...