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  • 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......
  • Sunday Papers - 10/25/09 - Edition 536

    Rob Elder examines relationships on itwasoverwhen.com and itwaslovewhen.com Terry McCabe director of City Lit JoBe Cerny producer of the audio theatrical version of the King James Bible. Experience autumn at the Morton Arboretum
  • English inspiration in suburban Riverside: The 2004 Overall Winner

    English inspiration in suburban Riverside: The 2004 Overall Winner
    It's been a peculiar summer -- too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry -- too weird. But that didn't stop avid gardeners from primping, prepping and photographing their beds, borders, containers, rooftops, balconies and window boxes for our Glorious...
  • Gardening with native plants

    Gardening with native plants
    You've been thinking about taking your garden native, right? You get it. The celebration of the region's ornamental plants. The welcome mat for birds and butterflies. The environmental impact. Native plants "have adapted to the climatic swings of the...
  • Dividing underperforming daffodils

    Dividing underperforming daffodils
    It's time to divide daffodils. I didn't get as much bloom this spring as in years past. Paradoxically, this probably means the daffodil plants are happy. They've produced so many new bulbs beneath the soil that the clumps have become too crowded. For me,...
  • Sharing plants, safely

    Many plants are easy to share -- maybe too easy. A friend may have mint, lily-of-the-valley or violets to spare because they are aggressive spreaders. Such plants can cause headaches and backaches unless you place them where they can't crowd out...
  • Rose-growing tips

    When roses bloom in June, it may inspire you to plant roses of your own. Choose and prepare the site well to maximize your chances of success. A rose bush needs full sun, says Doris Taylor, plant information specialist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle...
  • June 15 - 19

    Archery - Volleyball - Gymnastics - Animal House - Brickworld Monday, June 15 Archery Custom Shop Forest Park (708) 366-4864 www.archerycustomshop.com Tuesday, June 16 The Asics Jr. National Volleyball Championships Today Navy Pier www....
  • Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner

    Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner
    Anyone gardening in the Midwest has to be gutsy, a glutton for punishment -- or both. We're not like those gardeners in Oregon and Washington. You know the ones, pictured on the glossy spreads of just about every gardening magazine where they show off...
  • June 22 - Arborist Edith Makra

    June 22 - Arborist Edith Makra
    Tree Tips: You may be surprised to learn that tree-care professionals strongly recommend that you not wrap or tie any cords, ropes or chains around a tree. Over time, these could damage and possibly kill the tree. As the tree grows, the cord, rope or...