Plants Begin To Sprout As Spring Nears, But Is Weather An Issue?Warm weather is coaxing perennials - like snowdrops - out of the ground right now. But the question is: With cold weather coming by the weekend, will they meet an untimely death?
Expert Advises Gardeners To Cover Plants With Frost Possible Overnight
Warm December Great For Construction, But Not Ideal For PlantsRemember when construction and winter were the only two seasons in Chicago? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports this December, with temperatures well above average, they are coming together and crews are loving it.
Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests AwaySummer 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
Choose Mother's Day Flowers That Will Live LongerLet your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.
Winter Break Guide To The Botanic GardenThis 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.
Spring Flower ShowsAfter 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.
Klein Tools To Close Plants In Skokie, RoselleThe 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.
Dig It: Bringing Plants In, Keeping Bugs OutIt'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.