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  • Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum
    When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds. Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
  • Love Notes: Hooked on love

    Love Notes: Hooked on love
    That adage that couples who play together stay together? P.J. and Donna Smith are that couple. Married in 2000, they have worked together for more than 18 years and spend most of their leisure time fly-fishing. Or talking about fly-fishing. Or attending...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Properly chosen prairie plants thrive in gardens

    Properly chosen prairie plants thrive in gardens
    When the prairie is in its golden glory, a sea of grasses dotted with colorful and interesting flowers, many of us wish we could take that look home. Fortunately, gardeners in the Chicago area can do just that. Many native prairie perennials, deep-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...