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Special to the TribuneSummer is about to reach its zenith. While you've been out firing up the grill, perhaps you've been admiring your private oasis. Or maybe not so much. No matter what state your landscape is in, summer offers an opportune time to cast a critical eye...
Special to the TribuneNow that the fireworks are over, it's time to think about fall. Yes, many seeds for fall vegetable crops should be sown in July. You can direct-sow beets, cabbage, carrots, spinach and lettuce now, and sow broccoli, cabbage and turnips in August. Plan to...
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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,...
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...
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...
Saturday Duriel Harris and Nick Demske will be the featured readers during the Myopic Poetry Series at 7 p.m. at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.; free. Sunday James Twomey of Book Restoration Co. and Russ Maki of Graphic Conservation Co. will...
Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden. The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
Chicago TribunePlant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners. Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
TribLocal - Winnetka & Northfield » NewsPatch reports: A little more of Kraft Foods is now dedicated to feeding people — the company unveiled a garden on its global headquarters that …...
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,...
It's that time of the year again, time to get out and vote for your favorite plants. All-America Selections recently announced program called “The American Garden Award” for 2011. This is the second year for this contest - last year, more than 11,000...
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