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  • Outdoor theater season is yet young

    Outdoor theater season is yet young
    For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in...
  • New plants need attention

    New plants need attention
    You planted them. Now don't forget them. New plants need special attention at first, until they have settled into their new soil and sent out the fine roots they need to anchor themselves and collect and store water and nutrients. The plants' most...
  • Wrap up garden chores now to reap rewards next spring

    Wrap up garden chores now to reap rewards next spring
    As fall rolls around, a gardener's thoughts turn to pumpkins, not outdoor domestic drudgery, but just a little laboring now before you stow the shovel and trowel can make for a better garden experience next spring. Here's how a few very busy garden...
  • Be good to all the bees

    Be good to all the bees
    We need bees to carry pollen for our vegetable and fruit crops as well as our flowers and trees. And of course, we love honeybees for their honey. But honeybees are not the only bees on the block, says Stephanie Adams, plant health care research...
  • Fall perennials worth noting

    Fall perennials worth noting
    There's more to an autumn garden than chrysanthemums. A number of perennials bloom in fall, providing a cheerful complement to the rich colors of leaves in the trees and shrubs. Tall sedums (Hylotelephium species), with their mounds of tiny flowers...
  • Prep trees for strong summer storms

    Prep trees for strong summer storms
    After a summer storm has passed, the iconic image you'll see on TV news coverage is a broken tree branch atop a car, a roof or a power line. Sometimes a tree is so battered by the storm it must be removed altogether. But the risk of tree damage during...
  • Aug 1 should be 'Cut off your grass' day

     
    Two years ago today I published a "Dear Lawn" letter: You're on your own. Since the first thaw of spring I've been seeding you, weeding you (by hand) and watering you all in an effort to make you look respectable......
  • Gardening for the scent of it

    Gardening for the scent of it
    We often choose plants for fragrant flowers, from musky-scented roses to violets to sweet Korean spice viburnum. But leaves can also offer subtle and interesting scents, says Patrick Kelsch, horticulturist of the Fragrance Garden at The Morton Arboretum...
  • Berries splash color on winter landscape

    Berries splash color  on winter landscape
    Blossoms are fleeting and leaves fall, but berries are forever. Well, maybe not forever, but they can last a while. Berries that stay on the shrubs for months add interest to the winter landscape, said Phil Riske, horticulturist at The Morton...
  • Winter garden needs water

    Winter garden needs water
    As the growing season ends, most of us are ready to roll up the hose and forget about lawn chores until spring. But, in fact, the growing season hasn't ended for many plants. They still are storing up water and food reserves to get started next spring,...
  • Taking the Kids -- new ways to light up your holidays this season

    Love 'em, or hate 'em? No, not the relatives, though the holidays can bring out the worst in everyone. In fact, I had to laugh at a new holiday travel survey from Embassy Suites that found that more than half of Americans confess to misbehaving as a...