The Botanic Garden has offered horticulture therapy for more than 30 years, to provide comfort and stress relief through gardening for veterans, the elderly, and the disabled.
For the past five years, spring and summer for students at Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy has been garden time – a chance to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, harvest them, and eat them.
Tomatoes by the thousands bit the compost overnight due to a combination of impatience and cold weather. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.
Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?
Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.
You want a great garden, but it’s tough if you’re on a budget. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker, with the help of experts, explains where gardeners can get high-quality plants at a very low cost.
Before a patch of grass has been chosen, fresh Earth tilled and little hands become eager to sink their fingers into the Midwestern soil, a successful gardener gives thought to the crops he or she wants to reap and sow. Of course, not all plants grow easily or are hardy enough to survive little feet stomping around the garden, so the family garden bed needs extra-special thought. Here’s a list of the best, kid-friendly plants to grow in our May 15th – late October Zone 5 Chicago growing season.
You always want your plants to look bright and healthy, but sometimes they look a bit brown, and that’s when it’s time to deadhead.
Gardening isn’t only about what you plant. As some neighbors in Englewood are showing us, it’s also about friendship and dedication to your neighborhood.
Bees are one of the most important creatures in nature; without them, flowers wouldn’t get pollinated and many plants would die out.
As the Chicago winter fades into a memory and spring emerges on the Midwestern horizon, April is the perfect time to begin planning a family garden.