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  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...