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July/August 2016

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening July/August 2016 issue online.

Cover: Begonias and ferns at the rectory garden of the Maternity BVM Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Photography By Ron Capek

Features

A Garden Refuge Worthy of the Name
Outdoor garden rooms provide shade and color. By Deb Terrill

Hanging it Up to Dry
You can extend the season and bring your garden indoors by just drying some of your choicest flowers. By Jean Starr

Butterfly Garden in a Trailer Park
Think you have no room for a garden? See what one gardener has accomplished at her Bridgeview mobile home. By Carolyn Ulrich

Columns

Garden Basics
Heat Hardiness Zones

The Indoor Garden
Gloxinias

The Edible Garden
Summer Soups

The Hands-On Gardener
How to Root Prune

Good Gardens
Just Food Initiative

Chicagoland Natives
Blue-Flowering Natives

Problem Solver
Vertical Gardens

The Container Garden
Edibles for Shade

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

 

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