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  • Flower power at the Chicago Botanic Garden

    Flower power at the Chicago Botanic Garden
    It's not the Fakahatchee swamp, exactly, inside the Chicago Botanic Garden public greenhouse building known as the Regenstein Center. The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (officially), in southwest Florida, borrows an Indian name for a body of...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors

    Chicago Botanic Garden sets record in 2013 with over 1 million visitors
    More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe. Attendance at one of the Chicago area's leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years. In 2012,...
  • Chicago Botanic Garden hits 1-million visitor milestone

    Chicago Botanic Garden hits 1-million visitor milestone
    Betsy and Bob Sharp were living in Glencoe when the first bulldozers began clearing and shaping the sprawling tract that would open in 1972 as the Chicago Botanic Garden at the southeast juncture of Lake Cook Road and the Eden Expressway. "We used to...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • 21 reasons to leave the house

    21 reasons to leave the house
    It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka -- saps your will to live. But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...
  • Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul

    Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul
    Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas. But...
  • Solving spruce issues

    Solving spruce issues
    We bought a 2-foot dwarf Alberta spruce this spring. It was doing┐great. Then all of a sudden it started losing needles. We did everything we were told to do. What do you think is causing this problem? ┐--Bob Alt┐┐ Your question does not have enough...
  • Wrap up garden chores now to reap rewards next spring

    Wrap up garden chores now to reap rewards next spring
    As fall rolls around, a gardener's thoughts turn to pumpkins, not outdoor domestic drudgery, but just a little laboring now before you stow the shovel and trowel can make for a better garden experience next spring. Here's how a few very busy garden...
  • Ooze on pines a sign of moths

    Ooze on pines a sign of moths
    My wife and I recently bought a 20-year-old home. We have a pine tree in our backyard, though I am not sure what kind of pine tree it is. Many of the tree's needles are turning brown and falling off. Some fall off with just a slight breeze, and others...
  • Can these bushes be saved?

    Can these bushes be saved?
    I have a number of bushes around my new house. The lower branches had died on most of them, probably due to inadequate watering; the house was vacant for some time before I moved in. I did prune many of the dead branches, though some remain. Is there...