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November/December 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening November/December 2017 issue online.

Cover: Magenta Flame cyclamen. Photography By Ron Capek

FEATURES

Cyclamen: Naturally Cool
A winter houseplant standby gets a boost from intriguing new varieties. By Liz Holmberg

A Truly Modern Garden
Batavia gardeners reinterpret the basics with contemporary flair. By Carolyn Ulrich

A Year of Flower Arrangements, Month by Month
Flower arrangements from the garden month-by-month. By Susan Randstrom-Bruck

Gardens of the Pros: The Second Act
A landscape architect re-designs for retirement. By Cathy Jean Maloney

COLUMNS

Garden Basics
A Snow Job?

The Indoor Garden
Plants of Steel

Design Tips
Old World Privacy

The Edible Garden
Bay Leaf Plant

The Hands-On Gardener
Maintaining Garden Tools

Chicagoland Natives
Solutions for Salt

The Garden Classroom
Sensing Wonder

Mike Nowak
’Twas the Night Before Solstice

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

What to Do in the Garden

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

SPECIAL SECTIONS

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Holiday Greens & Activities

 

September/October 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening September/October 2017 issue online.

Cover: New England aster and goldenrod at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

They’re Golden
Time to wrap up the bad rap: goldenrods are ideal autumn plants. By Mary Bolden

No Fence – Best Neighbors
Their personalities are compatible, and so are their gardens. By Cathy Jean Maloney

Gardens of the Pros: Steven Meyer
The Chicago Park District’s horticulturist never stops gardening. By Carolyn Ulrich

Columns

Garden Basics
You Can Grow Dahlias

The Indoor Garden
Raising a Big Stink

The Edible Garden
Hopping Good News

Design Tips
A Rock Garden with a View

The Hands-On Gardener
Building a Fire Pit

Chicagoland Natives
Gentians in Blue and White

The Garden Classroom
Perennials in Focus

The Container Garden
Autumn Waterfall

Mike Nowak
Gardening Session

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

What to Do in the Garden

Regional Reports

Bee’s Eye View

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

 

July/August 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening July/August 2017 issue online.

Cover: ‘Wayside King Royale’ daylily; Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Daylilies Rising
A Thornton man returns to the dream home of his childhood and fills it with daylilies. By Heather Blackmore

Splendor in the Shade
An Evanston garden offers elegance, exquisite plants and a grand view of the lake. By Lee Randhava

Rick Bayless: Gardens of the Pros
They harvest food crops all year long at Rick Bayless’s garden in the city. By Bill Shores

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask the Garden Pros

What to Do in the Garden

Bee’s Eye View

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Columns

Garden Basics
Hydrangeas 101

Design Tips
Outdoor Elegance

The Edible Garden
Using Summer Herbs

The Hands-On Gardener
Planting in a Water Garden

Chicagoland Natives
Planting 1,000 Native Trees a Year

Problem Solver
Garden in a Driveway

The Container Garden
Downtown Chic

Mike Nowak
Naming Rights

 

May/June 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening May/June 2017 issue online.

Cover Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Getting Started with Roses
They’re beautiful and easier to grow than you might think. By Sarah Marcheschi

The Artful Gardener
Artist Marikay Witlock’s south suburban garden is an extension of her vision and taste. By Nina A. Koziol

Gardens of the Pros: Cooking up a Great Garden
Landscape architect David Van Zelst builds a new house and a lovely garden to match. By Carolyn Ulrich

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Jade Plant

The Edible Garden
How to Grow Strawberries

Design Tips
A Great Perennial Border

The Container Garden
High Drama in the Shade

The Hands-On Gardener
Making Cosmetics from Your Garden

Chicagoland Natives
Queen of the Prairie

The Garden Classroom
Best Blue and Yellow Combinations

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask The Garden Pros

What to Do in the Garden

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Section

Public Garden Directory

 

March/April 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening March/April 2017 issue online.

Cover: A container with daffodils, pussy willows, pansies and variegated ivy. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Perk Up with Pots
Make spring even more glorious with containers created by local designers. By Cathy Jean Maloney

A Garden for Life
The work-life balance takes on special meaning in this suburban garden. By Michelle Byrne Walsh

Gardens of the Pros: A Chicago Cornucopia
An alley garden near an expressway yields volumes. By Carolyn Ulrich

Columns

The Indoor Garden
Mini-Trees

The Edible Garden
Growing Onions

Gardening Basics
Clover in Lawns

The Hands-On Gardener
Build a Salad Table

Chicagoland Natives
Early Pollinators

Design Tips
Landscape Patio

Problem Solver
Gardening in Sandy Soil

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

Spring Gardening Events

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Special Supplement: 2017 Resource Guide

 

January/February 2017

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening January/February 2017 issue online.

Cover: Inferno coleus and Lucky Red lantana. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

What Makes a Plant New?
A review of the best and the brightest among this year’s new flowering crops. By Carolyn Ulrich

One Space: 5 Solutions
See how Aquascape designed five different gardens for the same teeny space at last year’s Chicago Flower & Garden Show. By Carolyn Ulrich

The Conifer Collector
Bob Coultrip in Naperville combine 250 conifers with a water garden and most magnificent redbud tree. By Heather Blackmore

When the Gardener Goes Home
A peak into the garden of Jeff Epping inaugurates our Gardens of the Pros series. By Patrice Peltier

Columns

Gardening Basics
Beginner Garden Tasks

Design Tips
The Beautiful Vegetable Garden

The Edible Garden
107 Tomatoes and Counting

The Container Garden
Bright in the Shade

The Indoor Garden
Blooming Plant Chart

The Hands-On Gardener
Plant Markers from Silverware

Chicagoland Natives
Natives Vs. Non-Natives

Garden Classroom
Trends for 2017

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


Special Sections

Gardening Events

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