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Go to the Flower Show!

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show opened this past Saturday at Navy Pier and I’m here to report that it’s worth the price of ...



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White for Fall

They used to say you’re not supposed to wear white shoes after the first of September but in the garden, white is the great ...



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From the Inside Out

Good design and careful planning filled this modest backyard space with a garden that meets the needs of adults and children.



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The Best Plant You’ve Never Heard Of

Ask many skilled gardeners to name their favorite plant, and what do they reply? “The one that’s in bloom right now.”



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Trialed by Jury

The experts looked at the evidence and gave these new plants a thumbs up. You will too.


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I have read that purple coneflowers (Echinacea) are a good source of food for birds in the winter. Will they be okay if not trimmed back until spring? If so, how early should they be trimmed?

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