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March/April 2019

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening March/April 2019 issue online.

Cover: Merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora)

Photograph by Ron Capek


Features

Woodland Wonders Shady gardens spring to life when you carpet woody understories with native Midwestern beauties. By Carolyn Ulrich

Always Trying Something New Jim Nau Can’t Stop Bringing Plants Home. By Michelle Byrne Walsh

Award Winners Chicago’s Garden Contest Yields a Crop of Fine Local Gardens By Kathleen Thompson

Tulips Galore This Front Yard Overflows with Tulips By Sarah Marcheschi



Columns

The New Gardener Seeds 101

The Indoor Garden Z-Z-Z-Z …..Plants for the Bedroom

Design Tips That’s Entertainment!

The Container Garden Two Springtime Takes on Hydrangea

The Edible Garden Exciting Edibles for the Kids’ Garden

The Hands-On Gardener When Your Plants Arrive Bare Root

The Problem Solver Sounds of Silence 36 Chicagoland Natives Try a Sedge Lawn

Mike Nowak



Departments

Editor’s Note

What to Do in the Garden

Q & A

Ask The Garden Pros

Regional Reports

Potpourri Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

 

January/February 2019

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening January/February 2019 issue online.

Cover: On Top Pink Halo tuberous begonia

Photographed at Ball Horticultural by Ron Capek







Features

Best and Brightest

See the stars of Ball Horticultural’s most recent plant trials. By Carolyn Ulrich

The Joys of Maturity

A noted local plantsman followed the “right plant, right place” mantra as he developed his Indiana garden over the years. By Jean Starr

They Don’t Mind a Little Work

These adventurous gardeners relish the challenges of their Riverside site. By Cathy Jean Maloney



Columns

The Container Garden

From Spring to Fall: Theme and Variation

Design Tips

Lincoln Park Jewel Box

The Hands-On Gardener

When Trees Go Rogue

The Indoor Garden

Overwintering Brugmansia and Datura

The Edible Garden

Small Fruits for Your Small Garden

Chicagoland Natives

Bewitching Witch Hazels

New Gardener

All About Dirt

Problem Solver

Give ‘em Hell Strips

Mike Nowak




Departments

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

Gardening Tools

 

November/December 2018

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening November/December 2018 issue online.

Cover: Wilder Park Conservatory in Elmhurst

Photo Courtesy of Ron Capek


Features

Tropical Escapes

Get away from it all by visiting one of the conservatories in the region. By Heather Prince

Designed for the Holidays

Glean decorating ideas for your home from the Cup of Cheer Housewalk in Naperville. By Susan Crawford

Gardens of the Pros: Rural Oasis

Bob and Robbi Hursthouse design a new garden out in the country. By Nina A. Koziol


Columns

The New Gardener
Pruning Do’s and Don’ts

The Container Garden
Abundance Forever

Chicagoland Natives
Preserving Pilcher Park

Design Tips
Symmetry Shines in the Snow

The Indoor Gardener Cast Iron Plant

Mike Nowak
An Xmas Carol

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

Gardening Tools

Holiday Greens

 

September/October 2018

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening September/October 2018 issue online.

Cover: Ornamental Pepper Blaze

Photo Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company


Features

Popping Peppers
Ornamental peppers enliven the autumn garden. Good in containers and good in the ground. By Susan Crawford

Contemporary Amid the Cornfields
A pair of retired professors bring in biodiversity to enhance their passive solar house. By Sarah Marcheschi

Gardens of the Pros: Beyond Flowers
Garden designer Karen Moore creates beautiful gardens with her emphasis on texture and plant combos. By Carolyn Ulrich


Columns

The New Gardener
Fall Must-Do Projects

Problem Solvers
Drainage Problems

The Indoor Gardener
Get the Most From Your Florist Hydrangeas

Design Tips
Accessible and Attractive

The Edible Garden
Double Value

The Hands-On Gardener
Nancy King and the Naperville Weed Ladies

Chicagoland Natives
Shake, Rattle and Roll

Mike Nowak
Fake Gardening


Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask The Garden Pros

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Special Sections

Landscape Guide

 

July/August 2018

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening July/August 2018 issue online.

Cover: Cleome hassleriana ‘Sparkler White’ at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Photo Courtesy of Ron Capek



Features

Easy Annuals

Does your garden need a summer reboot? Annuals are the answer. By Susan Crawford

Worlds of Gardens in One Place

A garden in northern Indiana takes its inspiration from great gardens in Europe. By Jean Starr

Gardens of the Pros: When Great Garden Minds Converge

The CEO of Openlands and a collaborator develop a modern garden on a historic site. By Heather Blakemore


Columns

The New Gardener

Starting a Cutting Garden

The Garden Classroom

Plant Growth Regulators

Design Tips

Fresh Front Entry

The Edible Garden

Pinecone Cottage

The Hands-On Gardener

Hydroponics for Homeowners

Chicagoland Natives

Three Little Old Butterfly Ladies

Mike Nowak

Nature Talks! (Garbo Listens)

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask The Garden Pros

Regional Reports

What to Do in the Garden

Potpourri

Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace

Special Sections

Summer Day Destinations of the Midwest

 

May/June 2018

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening May/June 2018 issue online.

Cover: Cumbanita Rose Splash geranium

Photo Courtesy of Ron Capek


Features

The Best Known Misnamed Plant

Geraniums are popular because they’re beautiful. Now new varieties are increasing their allure. By Jean Starr

Brotherly Gardening

A shared space has provided the setting for a rich life of constant beauty and a sense of purpose. By Carolyn Ulrich

DIY and Then Some

If you set your mind to it, you can surprise yourself (and the world) with your accomplishments. That’s certainly true of Chris and Laurie Beytes. By Carolyn Ulrich


Columns

The New Gardener

Balcony Gardening

Design Tips

Cottage Charm in an Urban Yard


The Indoor Garden

A Little TLC for Houseplants

The Edible Garden

Incredible Edible Sorrel

The Hands-On Gardener

Let There be Light

Chicagoland Natives

Amazing Agastaches

The Garden Classroom

Why Grow in Coconut Coir

Mike Nowak

When Garden Clubs Go Bad

Departments

Editor’s Note

Q & A

Ask The Garden Pros

Regional Reports

What to Do in the Garden

Potpourri

Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Events

Gardener’s Marketplace


Special Sections

Glorious Gardens of the Midwest

 

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