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Chicago Botanic Garden

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  • Persistence is key in eliminating invasive plant

    Q: I have a very aggressive plant that is spreading in my shaded garden. A friend thought it might be goutweed. How big of a problem might this plant be in the future, and what should I do about it? — Amy Jackson, Wilmette A: Goutweed...
  • Horticulture jobs call for plant savvy paired with strong people skills

    By Erinn Hutkin Sharon Nejman can trace her path to a career in horticulture back to her teen years, when she started with one small plant that matured into a large specimen. She said it gave her joy to watch the plant grow, and she was hooked. "I...
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Soilless potting mix works best in container garden

    Soilless potting mix works best in container garden
    Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated. — Marsha Jackson, Highwood A: It is best to use a commercial...
  • Identifying and controlling fungal infection on plum tree

    Identifying and controlling fungal infection on plum tree
    Q: My purple-leaf plum tree has black swollen sections on some of its branches. What is this and what can I do for my tree? — Brian Maloney, Waukegan A: From your description, it sounds like a widespread fungal disease called black knot that...
  • Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price

    Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price
    Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there. He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
  • Get out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week

    Get out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week
    Botanic art fair Absorb the beauty of the Chicago Botanic Garden while shopping for botanic-themed art, ceramics, jewelry and photography by more than 100 juried artists. Kids can create their own masterpieces in the family activity tent. 10 a.m. to 5...
  • CSO receives $32 million in foundation gifts, the largest in its history

    CSO receives $32 million in foundation gifts, the largest in its history
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced at its board meeting Thursday afternoon that two Chicago philanthropic institutions, the Zell Family Foundation and the Negaunee Foundation, have given the parent body of the Chicago Symphony...
  • Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park

    Biking improvements planned this summer for Highland Park
    Bicycling enthusiasts in Highland Park can look forward to trail and sidewalk improvements this summer, as the city continues working on its 18-year plan to improve biking and walking paths. Eventually, Highland Park is hoping to be considered a...
  • Noted author leads Lake County birdwalk

    Noted author leads Lake County birdwalk
    No one had to pull out their Sibley Guide to Birds on this morning’s walk through Ryerson Woods in Lake County. Their guide was right in front of them - David Allen Sibley, ambling along the trail with his spotting scope over his shoulder and...
  • Antiques & Garden Fair set for this weekend

    Antiques & Garden Fair set for this weekend
    Spring has finally sprung for Chicago Botanic Garden. Its seasonal kick-off event, the 14th Annual Antiques & Garden Fair, takes place Friday through Sunday, with a preview evening scheduled for Thursday. Patrons can expect plenty of new additions to...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...