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  • Beginner's pluck: Easy garden plants

    Beginner's pluck: Easy garden plants
    Unlike a new lamp or a chair that you would set in a room, occasionally dust and otherwise forget, the plant you cart home from the garden center has needs, like food, water and good soil. New gardeners itching to get their hands in the soil can...
  • Seize spring's wildflower moment

    Seize spring's wildflower moment
    Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...
  • Growing gratitude

    Growing gratitude
    The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...
  • Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum

    Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum
    Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature. We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
  • Plant yourself at a garden sale

    Plant yourself at a garden sale
    Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners. Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
  • Designing principles

    Designing principles
    So you've decided to put in a garden. Planning is more than choosing which flowers or vegetables you want. A successful garden needs careful consideration. That starts with the most basic question: What are you trying to do? "Assess your needs and...
  • Art naturally reflects arboretum's mission

    Art naturally reflects arboretum's mission
    Trees are such an integral part of our surroundings that we tend to ignore their significance and their magnificence. "We talk about how people can become 'green blind,'" says Leslie Goddard, exhibit developer at the Morton Arboretum. "Trees are...
  • Bucktown trees part of special project

     
    Interesting nature project happening in Bucktown, WBEZ has the scoop: Researchers in Chicago are beginning a study [in Bucktown] Tuesday that they hope will extend the life of urban trees. All those trees you see lining shady Chicago sidestreets...
  • It's a dandy day in the neighborhood

     
    Yesterday: No blossoming dandelions in sight on the lawns in our neighborhood. Today: Dandymania. Here's a cell phone picture of the first yellow blooms of the season in our dreadful yard. This marks the resumption of hostilities between me and......
  • May 30 - June 3

    The Morton Arboretum - Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse - Swap Shop - Santa's Village AZoosment Park - Chicago Pianos Monday, May 30 The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle (630) 968-0074 www.mortonarb.org Tuesday, May 31 Kilbourn Park...
  • Tribute gifts

    Tribute gifts
    We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...