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  • 5 things to know before buying mulch

    5 things to know before buying mulch
    A layer of mulch over the soil does plants no end of good. It insulates, keeping the temperature more steady and protecting roots from cold snaps and hot spells. It keeps soil moisture from evaporating so you don't have to water as often. It shades out...
  • Sharing plants, safely

    Many plants are easy to share -- maybe too easy. A friend may have mint, lily-of-the-valley or violets to spare because they are aggressive spreaders. Such plants can cause headaches and backaches unless you place them where they can't crowd out...
  • Plant profile: Flame vine

    •Scientific name: Pyrostegia venusta •Growth habit: An evergreen rampant woody vine with shoots growing to 30 feet long. The leaves are medium green to dark green, consisting of two or three elliptic-shaped leaflets each growing to 3 inches...
  • Sedum: covering lots of ground

    Sedum: covering lots of ground
    Despite all the attention that succulents have received during this record-breaking dry spell, an eco-conscious gardener could shout "Sedum!" with all his might and still be met with a collective shrug. See . . . what? SEE-dum, as in the evergreen...
  • GM parks the SUVs, squeezes into compacts

    On a day of reckoning for the American way of building and driving cars and trucks, General Motors announced a bold attempt Tuesday to wean itself from a dependency on large SUVs and pickups, declaring that gasoline prices won't retreat and the company...
  • Transplanting Healey Road, Prairie State's native grasslands

    Transplanting Healey Road, Prairie State's native grasslands
    To save a pristine remnant of the grasslands that once covered the Prairie State, conservationists on this date attacked it with bulldozers. The Healy Road prairie, in far northwestern Cook County, was especially valuable because it was on an Ice Age...
  • Zen garden adds peace and tranquility to a York County home.

    Zen garden adds peace and tranquility to a York County home.
    Alex and Libbey Oliver recently added a little peace of mind — and quiet — to their yard in upper York County. They relax in a Zen garden. "It's a contrast to the other areas of the garden that are full of plants and color," says Libbey, a...
  • Plant profile: Camellia

    Plant profile: Camellia
    •Scientific name: Camellia japonica. •Growth habit: An evergreen, upright to rounded shrub, often growing to a small tree 15 feet tall and wide. The leaves are leathery, deep green, glossy, elliptic in shape with a finely toothed margin and...
  • Battling cutworms in the veggie garden

    Q: I planted a few tomato transplants recently and found the stems eaten off at the ground a few days later. What could have caused this? A: Sounds like cutworms. Cutworms are the larvae (caterpillars) of several species of night-flying moths in the...
  • Lantana

    •Scientific names: Lantana hybrids •Growth habit: An evergreen mound-forming perennial growing to 5 foot tall and wide, but new varieties are often much smaller. The leaves are medium to dark green, lance-like to ovate in shape with rounded...
  • Glorious Gardens: 4th place

    Glorious Gardens: 4th place
    When Ron Karlic and Dale Barz got married and moved into their new Orland Park home, the backyard, she says, "was a blank landscape, except for some trees." In the 10 1/2 years since, they have turned that yard into an oasis of serenity, with trees,...
  • SunPatiens

    •Scientific name: Impatiens x hybrida 'SunPatiens.' •Growth habit: An upright to round evergreen perennial growing to 3 feet tall and wide. The leaf color depends on the variety, shades of green to maroon plus some with yellowish blotches....