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January/February 2016

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening January/February 2016 issue online.

Cover Photo: EnduraScape Blue verbena and Jolt Pink dianthus. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Passing the Test
These new plants soared to the top of the class at the Ball Horticultural company’s annual trials. By Carolyn Ulrich

Glorious Ground Covers
Tough, living mulches fill awkward spaces, fight off weeds and offer a lovely grass alternative. By Betty Earl

Bringing it Home
Grand public spaces offer lessons for the small home garden. By John Algozzini

Veggies in a Big Way
An Indiana couple harvests super abundant crops with their unique wicking bed system. By Jean Starr

Columns

Gardening Basics
Replacements for Ash Trees

The Indoor Garden
The Love Plant

Problem Solver
Creative Curb Appeal

Good Gardens
Finding Sanctuary

The Hands-On Gardener
Winter Sowing

The Container Garden
Designing Mini-gardens

Chicagoland Natives
Native Roses
Year-Round Color from Natives

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

 

November/December 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening November/December 2015 issue online.

Cover Photo: Snow on the mountain (Euphorbia marginata). Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Poinsettia and Its Kin
They don’t look alike. Not even close. But kinfolk come in all shapes and sizes. True of people and true of plants. By Carolyn Ulrich

The Four-Season Garden
A corner lot planted exclusively with native plants provides beauty and interest whatever the season. By Heather Prince

Hedged In
Every garden needs structure to provide order and enhance the beauty of its other plantings. Sometimes a living hedge is the answer. By Mary Boldan

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Rarely-Blooming Plants

Garden Basics
Landscaping Don’ts

The Edible Garden
Goji Berries

The Hands-On Gardener
DIY Book Planter

Kids’ Gardening
Make a Coat Hanger Topiary

Good Gardens
Random Acts of Flowers

The Container Garden
Beyond Red and Green

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

Regional Reports

Bee’s Eye View

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Sections

Order-Direct Gardening

Winter Greens & Activities

 

September/October 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening September/October 2015 issue online.

Features

Egomania in the Universe
All of nature wants to live forever. By Carolyn Ulrich

Painting with Plants
When an avid gardener meets an artist, the result is garden artistry. By Nina A. Koziol

The Gourd: Nature’s Art
In the garden air or in your home, gourds brighten the autumn displays. By Susan Randstrom Bruck

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Four Fabulous Houseplants

Garden Basics
Saving Dahlias

The Edible Garden
Growing Celeriac

The Hands-On Gardener
Easy DIY Bird Feeders

Kids’ Gardening
Painted Pumpkins

Chicagoland Natives
Milkweeds: A Good “Weed”

The Garden Classroom
Cover Crops

The Container Garden
Magical Transformation

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

What to Do in the Garden

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Sections

Order-Direct Gardening

Landscape Guide

 

July/August 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening July/August 2015 issue online.

Cover: Tritoma ‘Coral’. Photography By Jean Starr

Features

A Baker’s Dozen Tritomas to Try
Not every kniphofia will thrive in Chicagoland, but here are several that will have a fighting chance. By Jean Starr

A Vision in Red
These Addison homeowners started building a deck 25 years ago, and just kept going. By Carolyn Ulrich

Let It Rain
Olbrich Botanical Gardens demonstrates how to do a rain garden. By Patrice Peltier

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Bird of Paradise

Garden Basics
Watering Wisely

The Edible Garden
Growing Elderberries

The Hands-On Gardener
Grow a Bog Garden

Good Gardens
Rooftop Hydroponics

Chicagoland Natives
The Fermilab Prairie

The Garden Classroom
Garden Goats

The Container Garden
Summer Succulents

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

What to Do in the Garden

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Section

Public Garden Directory

 

May/June 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening May/June 2015 issue online.

Cover: Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ and Digitalis ferruginea. Photography By Jean Starr

Features

Public Principles, Private Space
A gardener in northern Indiana applies a casual romantic look to a home garden with 3-season practicality. By Jean Starr

Simply Grand
With a giant perennial border and a swirling lawn to set it off, this North Shore garden lives up to its hype. By Carolyn Ulrich

Gardening for the Whole Family
A pair of garden designers collaborate to form a home space in Buffalo Grove that serves the needs of both children and adults. By Patrice Peltier

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Common Houseplant Pests

The Edible Garden
Straw Bale Gardening

Gardening Basics
Grow a Cutting Garden

Good Gardens
Englewood’s Growing Home

Problem Solver
A Narrow Side Garden

Chicagoland Natives
Native Oaks

The Garden Classroom
Chicago Horticultural Society

The Container Garden
A Loud Shout Out for Exuberance

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask Our Experts

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

What to Do in the Garden

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Section

Public Garden Directory

 

March/April 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening March/April 2015 issue online.

Cover: Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia). Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Treasures of the Woodlands
Spring isn’t just for bulbs. Our native woodland wildflowers are perennials that cheer up the shady garden and return to brighten our spirits another year. By Carolyn Ulrich

Starting From Scratch
An experienced gardener buys a retirement home in a small WIsconsin town and plants a brand new garden. By Patrice Peltier


Ablaze With Fiery Color

A modestcorner lot in the western suburbs bursts into magnificent bloom every spring with flowering trees and shrubs. By Betty Earl

Special Supplement: 2015 Resource Guide

Columns

Gardening Basics
Lurie Garden Takeaways

Good Gardens
We Grow Dreams

The Hands-On Gardener
DIY Birdhouses

The Edible Garden
Eat Your Asian Greens

Kids’ Gardening
Ring in Spring with Cloches

Chicagoland Natives
Milkweeds for Monarchs

The Garden Classroom
Bee Friendly

The Container Garden
Spring Fling

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask Our Experts

Bee’s Eye View

What to Do in the Garden

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Sections

Order-Direct Gardening

Spring Gardening Events

 

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