Plants

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Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

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Choose Mother’s Day Flowers That Will Live Longer

Let your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.

05/08/2015

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Winter Break Guide To The Botanic Garden

This time of year–winter break after Christmas–most of the parents I know are in search of two things: a way to entertain the troops that does not include TV, and a little warmth. Last year we discovered the wonders of a place that offers both when we ventured to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our first trip there, we’ve since become much more acquainted, so here’s a little guide to the garden with kids during the winter.

12/27/2012

Chicago Botanic Garden

Spring Flower Shows

After a long cold winter, nothing can brighten your day like the bright colors of spring flowers. Even if it’s still a little chilly outside, these indoor gardens and show promise you a blooming good time. In addition to being able to view unique and beautiful plants, at some shows you’ll have the chance to talk to the growers, purchase the latest gardening supplies and pick up a few plants or flowers for your home.

03/17/2012

Klein Tools

Klein Tools To Close Plants In Skokie, Roselle

The State of Illinois struck a deal to keep Sears and the CME Group in Illinois this week, but meanwhile, local tool manufacturer has confirmed that it will be taking some jobs out of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

FLOWERS

Dig It: Bringing Plants In, Keeping Bugs Out

It’s the start of fall, and in the garden that means it’s time to give some of your favorite plants a change of scenery.

09/22/2011