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September/October 2016

Subscribers can read the Chicagoland Gardening September/October 2016 issue online.

Cover: Ruby-throated humming bird on a pink hibiscus. Photography By Ellen Hodges

Features

Bon Voyage
Give your garden visitors a splendid send-off this autumn. By Nina Koziol

Rescuing Its Reputation
A garden clad in lustrous green velvet – what could be more beautiful? Time to reconsider moss. By Susan Crawford

Living the Green Life on the Green
With a golf course for a backyard, these far south suburban homeowners enjoy the biggest lawn in the world – and they never have to mow it. By Carolyn Ulrich

Columns

Garden Basics
Consider Colchicums

The Indoor Garden
Spectacular Calathea

The Edible Garden
Harvest Time for Potatoes

Chicagoland Natives
Avoid Invasive Water Plants

The Hands-On Gardener
Funky Pumpkins

The Garden Classroom
Revitalizing a Historic Garden

The Container Garden
Edibles for the Front Yard

Mike Nowak

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
Plus 2016 Fall Festivals

Gardener’s Marketplace

 

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