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  • A little TLC keeps the ‘green' in evergreen

    A little TLC keeps the ‘green' in evergreen
    Evergreens are four-season, low-maintenance plants that are often misused in home landscapes, says Doris Taylor, manager of the Plant Clinic at The Morton Arboretum. Some mature evergreens develop "dead zones" — portions of branches toward the...
  • Up where he belongs

    Like a lot of boys growing up during the space race, John Grunsfeld was fascinated by astronauts. But even then, as a 7-year-old back in 1965, the lengths to which Grunsfeld pursued his dream of space travel set him apart. There was the canister vacuum...
  • Sunday Papers - 10/25/09 - Edition 536

    Rob Elder examines relationships on and 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
  • Author Doug Tallamy champions native plants and insects

    Ecologist and insect expert Doug Tallamy had just returned from a week in Portland, Ore., a city known for its verdant beauty, so it was surprising to hear his take on its natural support of wildlife. Tallamy, professor and chair of the department of...
  • Fall Colors at the Morton Arboretum

    Visit the third most-visited public garden or Arboretum in the U.S. - tops in Illinois. More information at
  • 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 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...
  • 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...