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  • 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,...
  • Room for a view

    Room for a view
    You've got the patio, you've got the patio essentials — table and chairs, a grill, the lighting. Now, how about a patio garden? The right plants can turn a patio into a cohesive, almost enchanting space, rather than something that looks just thrown...
  • Bewitched by witch hazel

    Bewitched by witch hazel
    In the chill of March, witch hazel conjures its annual magic by sending out impossibly early, star-shape blooms with intense colors and fragrance. "Witch hazel really stands out this time of year, when our senses are yearning for color, texture and aroma...
  • Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position

    Sunshine puts day camps in awkward position
    As Maryland officials found out recently, sunscreen and summer camps can be treacherous territory — let counselors apply the protection and risk inappropriate touching or don't apply it and expose children to harm from the sun. Maryland's state...
  • 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...
  • The Sterling Morton Library

    The Sterling Morton Library
    The Morton Arboretum in Lisle is known for its outdoor splendor, and its Sterling Morton Library is representative of its wooded surroundings. The oval reading room, designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese in 1963, has curved cherry bookcases, a ceiling...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois

    November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois
    Christmas in Illinois To purchase a copy of the book: Christmas in Illinois Events: Saturday, November 27 2:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Saturday, December 4 2:00 p.m. Morton Arboretum Bookstore Lisle Saturday, December 11 2:00 p.m. The...