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  • Trees give us more breathing room

    Trees give us more breathing room
    During the lazy, hazy days of summer, appreciate how trees clean the air. One way they do it is by scrubbing pollution from the air with their leaves. "Think about how your clothes pick up lint, especially rough-textured clothing. That's essentially...
  • Suburbs host farmers markets

    Suburbs host farmers markets
  • A growing environment

    A growing environment
    Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well. Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
  • Going out on a limb for Dad

    Going out on a limb for Dad
    Nothing says "dad's day off" more than a hammock strung between two leafy trees. "Hanging a hammock is really very simple, but there are a few safety considerations for people and trees," says Brian Malatia, arborist at The Morton Arboretum. Tree...
  • Let your wildflower appreciation bloom

    Let your wildflower appreciation bloom
    Happy Earth Day, everybody. Today is the 40th annual love-your-planet observation, and not to get all baby boomer nostalgic on you, but I worked the first one. OK, it's not Woodstock, but surely I should get some tree-hugger street cred for staffing a...
  • Coping with the bad news beetles

    Coping with the bad news beetles
    Japanese beetles present a double whammy. The coppery-colored, half-inch-long adult beetles have been attacking plants. Soon, their grub offspring will attack turf. In sunny, moist areas, around early August, beetle grubs will hatch and feed on the roots...
  • Time to show evergreens a little lovin'

    Time to show evergreens a little lovin'
    Indoors, up go boughs of holly. A green garland twines the banister. Candles are scented with pine. And soon, at the heart of many homes, cloaked in regalia that sparkles with memories, an evergreen tree likely will be at the center of celebration, hugs...
  • Glory Be! Best Overall Garden 2008

    When Mark Milkint and Ray Saleh bought their Evanston home three years ago, it was vacant and covered with ivy. "There were squirrels living in the house, and they weren't paying rent," Milkint says. They evicted the squirrels and trimmed the ivy...
  • The Most Glorious Garden of 2007

    It's taken them 10 years of planning, learning, building, digging, traveling, travails and experimentation, but Gerry and Jim Bellanca of Glencoe have a winner.The Bellancas' New Zealand-influenced, rose-laden cottage-style garden, wrapping around a...
  • Glorious in its sophistication: Inspired by Jens Jensen, Bruce Hochstadter's 12-year-old garden captures contest's top honor

    Glorious in its sophistication: Inspired by Jens Jensen, Bruce Hochstadter's 12-year-old garden captures contest's top honor
    "A native crabapple, a group of violets, a bird bath with a cardinal flower, a virgin's bower clinging to the crabapple, and perhaps a dash of iris or phlox, or lilies if you please, make a garden full of song and poetry." --"Siftings" by landscape...
  • John Moore's garden has it all: great design and plant choices, seating, a pond--and edibles too.

    The object of landscape gardening is to make a picture. The greensward is the canvas, the house or some other prominent point is the central figure, the planting completes the composition and adds the color." -- Liberty Hyde Bailey The renowned...