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.
It’s hard to believe spring doesn’t even start until Tuesday, but already flowers are blooming, and trees are budding.
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.
Warmth is in the air. Though Spring is always a hit or miss season with 60 degrees one day and snow the next, spring vacation offers a guaranteed week of sunshine. Just like the first day of school, spring vacation outfits are planned weeks in advance. From new suits to sandals, here are a few trends to get you started this vacation season. Each piece featured below is priced under $50. Happy sunning!
If you’re inclined to allergies, you might have to pull out the hankies a couple of weeks earlier than usual.
A new published report says we need to get ready for wild swings in the price at the pump.
The calendar says April but the Chicago area could see as much as three inches of snow on the ground by Monday morning.
The number of potholes in the city is skyrocketing, and the city is now on track to fill 220,000 potholes this season.
Government forecasters say spring flooding is already beginning and the worst is yet to come. There’s a 95% chance of severe flooding up in Saint Paul, Minn.
Home Depot plans to hire more than 2,000 people in the Chicago area to work seasonal jobs in the coming weeks.
The Midwest isn’t near an ocean, but Chicagoans still demand good seafood.