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Beyond Red and Green

It’s great to be traditional, but sometimes we’d like to do a variation on the familiar theme


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Tough Love

The day we brought her home from the nursery, we were the proudest parents on the block. We hadn’t always wanted one.


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From the Editor - JanFeb 2017

At Chicagoland Gardening we duly make our resolutions, chief among them our determination that 2017 will be the magazine’s best


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When Garden Clubs Go Bad

I had the weirdest dream last night... “Okay, kids, let’s simmer down! Hey, everybody, we only have the room until 9 o’clock.


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Mike’s 3rd Annual Holiday Hort Sing-Along

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I would like to start seeds under lights. When is the best time to start flower seeds? The seed packet always says to sow a number of weeks before the last frost. When is the last frost?

I have read that purple coneflowers (Echinacea) are a good source of food for birds in the winter. Will they be okay if not trimmed back until spring? If so, how early should they be trimmed?

Which flowers can we plant that the bunnies won’t eat? My pansies and marigolds are all eaten.

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