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Dahlia Delights

Last summer, I had the pleasure of strolling through Cantigny Park in Wheaton, where the floral displays are always spectacular.


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Imagine That

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Flying High

Kay “The Bluebird Lady” MacNeil advocates (and gardens) for wildlife.


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I keep seeing photos of interesting plants I’d like to grow, but they’re labeled zone 6 and I’m in zone 5. What can I do to successfully overwinter these marginal plants? I’d like to try them, but I don’t want to waste my money.

What are some trends in gardening you see becoming more prevalent in the next few years?

What is the best time to plant a tree in northern Illinois?

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