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September / October 2005





Color to the End
Late-blooming shrubs brighten the autumn palette.

It's A Winner
Olbrich Botanical Gardens adds a major award to its array of gardens and colorful structures.
By Edward S. Lyon

Muddy Paws
From ordinary school grounds to gardens; a botanical learning experience.
By Marion Purcelli

Hostas Rule!
Elegance and beauty in a Rockford-area shade garden.
By Betty Earl


Chicago Botanic Garden Notes
Sundrops and Evening Primroses
by Richard Hawke

The Indoor Garden
Rex Begonias
By Susan Crawford

The Hands-On Gardener
Dividing a Peony
By Kate Jerome

The Water Garden
Water Work for Winter
By John Rottersman

The Edible Garden
Extreme Pumpkin Growing
By Michelle Byrne Walsh

Chicagoland Natives
A Weasel Family Reunion
By Joel Greenberg

The Man's Garden
Secrets of a Tater Grower
By Michael Nowak

Chicago By Design
Four Seasons for a Family
By Tim Thoelecke Jr.

Mike Nowak
OCGD on the QT


Editor's Letter

What To Do in the Garden
Seasonal Tips 

Calendar of Gardening Events

Q and A

What’s New? by Michelle Byrne Walsh

Gardening News and Views by Carolyn Ulrich