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January/February 2015

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening January/February 2015 issue online.

On the Cover: Cannova Rose canna. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

Trialed by Jury
These new plants for 2015 made the cut! See what stood out in the field trials at Ball Gardens. By Carolyn Ulrich

New Year, New Ideas
No visit to Cantigny Park is complete without a stop at its Idea Garden. Will some of their ideas work for you? By Cathy Jean Maloney

Lawn Alternatives
When the time comes to reconsider grass, what else is out there? By Carolyn Ulrich

So You Want to Start a Community Garden?
Great Idea, but how exactly do you go about it? LaManda Joy and Alex Poltorak get real and get it done. By Christopher Weber

Columns

Gardening Basics
How to Become a Master Gardener

The Indoor Garden
Asparagus Ferns

The Edible Garden
Three-Season Veggie Plan

Good Gardens
The Growing Solutions Garden

Kids’ Gardening
Child-Friendly Terrarium

The Container Garden
Year-Round Container Picks

Chicagoland Natives
New Ways to Use Natives

Mike Nowak

Departments

Editor’s Letter

Q and A

Ask Our Experts

Miniature gardening is the rage. What enchanting miniature plants work well in a shaded area?

Regional Reports

Potpourri
Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Gardening Events

Special Sections

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