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Q: My phlox gets a powdery coating that kills off the plant. I've tried cutting back when I first see it, but I usually lose the battle. — M. Shannon, La Grange A: Powdery mildew is a common, easily recognizable disease that attacks phlox as...
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...
Tags: Botany, Chicago, Google Inc., Science, Science and Technology
Q: What is the biological or noticeable difference between a weed & a flowering plant — other than a judgment call by the gardener? — Dale Henriksen, Mt. Prospect A: I define a weed as a plant that is growing where it is not wanted in the...
Among the observations from our four Glorious Gardens judges on why they loved Dennis Paul's city garden: Why it's a winner Denise Corkery, senior writer, Chicago Botanic Garden: This richly and intricately designed garden resembles a living tapestry,...
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,...
Tags: Botany, Conservation, Entertainment, Social Issues, Music
TribLocal - EvanstonIt might be cold and snowy outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. There’s plenty to do for adults, children and families …...
Saturday Amy Stewart will discuss "Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects" at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe; $12. Tuesday Brian Schultz, a professor at Northeastern...
The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...
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Tribune Media GroupWe all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want. It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love. Consider a...
Tags: Internists, Forests, Children, Brookfield Zoo, Building Material
Dear Tom, I heard cicadas this past summer. When will the "17-year cicadas" return? —Joan Hutcheson, Riverside Dear Joan, The 17-year periodical cicadas last emerged in the spring of 2007 and will next return in 2024. Their long life cycles...
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There are few places where visitors can find a renowned garden, a beautiful lake and a research library all within feet of each other, but the Chicago Botanic Garden is one of those locales. The Garden's Lenhardt Library, which is dedicated to the...
Tags: Botany, Natural Resources, Book, Forests, Science
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