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Summer Garden

Community Gardens Blossoming In Chicago Suburbs

As the soil warms up, the hopeful are emerging from winter burrows and digging up gardens provided in ever-increasing numbers by their communities

05/05/2014

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

The Sensory Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. (Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden)

Local Hospice Taking Patients To Botanic Gardens For Relief

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2013

Students at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, and sell them at the school's farm stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Garden At School For Troubled Youth Provides Calming Influence

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.

07/19/2013

Small Backyard Garden

Overnight Frost Causes Damage To Chicago Gardens

Tomatoes by the thousands bit the compost overnight due to a combination of impatience and cold weather. WBBM’s John Cody has more.

05/13/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

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.

05/13/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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10 Tips To Winterize Your Lawn And Garden

Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.

11/01/2012

Marcus Wright prepares to begin planting a garden outside his Bolingbrook home after buying plants at a garage sale to save money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Gardening On A Budget

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.

CBS 2–05/15/2012

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Kid-Friendly Gardening: The Best Plants

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.

04/11/2012

Deadheading

Deadheading To Keep Your Garden Healthy

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.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Englewood Garden

Garden Builds Community In Englewood

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.

CBS 2–08/25/2011

Bee

Can You Dig It: The Wonder Of Bees

Bees are one of the most important creatures in nature; without them, flowers wouldn’t get pollinated and many plants would die out.

CBS 2–08/04/2011

Under Cover Mother

A Guide To Planting A Family-Friendly Garden In Chicago

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.

04/06/2011