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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

Order-Direct Gardening


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

Order-Direct Gardening

 

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