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  • Alliums fill late-spring gap in garden

    Alliums fill late-spring gap in garden
    The crocuses disappear, the daffodils fade, the tulips peak, and then up pop the alliums: globes of flowers rising like blue and purple soap bubbles above the lush green foliage of late spring. "I like them because they bloom between the other spring...
  • Call a truce with garden insects

    Call a truce with garden insects
    Some of a gardener's best friends are bugs. Yes, bugs. Many of the insects and other creepy-crawlies in our flower beds and vegetable patches and on trees are doing good work. Most are harmless, though there are a few that might do our plants...
  • Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden

    Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden
    Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
  • Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

    Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer
    Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
  • As weather chills, these conifers shed

     As weather chills, these conifers shed
    Trees with cones have needles and stay green all winter, right? Well, mostly. But there are a few remarkable trees that reproduce with cones but lose their leaves every fall, like a maple or an elm. These deciduous conifers add lovely color and...
  • Relishing autumn red

    Relishing autumn red
    Red makes all the difference. It puts the kick in a convertible, the allure in a model's lipstick and the fiery glow in our autumn woods. That red glow is a bit of a mystery, says Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle,...
  • Nurturing a native young hickory tree

    Nurturing a native young hickory tree
    When settlers arrived to farm around Chicago in the 1830s, they found rich woodlands of majestic oaks and scattered hickory trees. These trees had survived fires and storms and provided a bounty of nuts for animals. "The diversity of life in the region...
  • Fall colors behind schedule: 'Don't give up hope'

    Fall colors behind schedule: 'Don't give up hope'
    Lovers of fall color might want to relax and kick back this year. The trees are in no hurry to turn, letting us experience what experts call "a protracted fall." "During some falls we get multiple species all in color at the same time, but this year...
  • 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...
  • Romance that came naturally

    Romance that came naturally
    If flowers are the language of love, then Cathy Haibach and Marcus de la fleur speak a dialect that has evolved over thousands of years: the language of the prairie, where their relationship sparked to life. "With Marcus, I discovered nature in Chicago,...
  • 'Ishmael' by Daniel Quinn and the movement it inspired

    'Ishmael' by Daniel Quinn and the movement it inspired
    This is a story about a blue crab killed for no good reason. It is a story about birth and rebirth, law and life, nature and nurture, cooperation and connection, cultivation and civilization, production and destruction, seed and greed, Adam and Eve....