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  • CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter

    CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter
    Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003. She inherited an organization that was...
  • 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......
  • Shady moves

    Shady moves
    Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden. The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 things you might not know about salt

    10 things you might not know about salt
    Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt: 1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
  • 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...
  • 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...