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  • 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...
  • Oakton Community College president to retire in 2015

    Oakton Community College president to retire in 2015
    Oakton Community College President Margaret Lee has spent the last 30 years building bridges for students. Now the time has come for her to cross her own bridge into retirement. "It's a rare privilege to be at a place for 30 years and get up in the...
  • 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...
  • Last-minute maintenance prepares for packing garden tools

    Last-minute maintenance prepares for packing garden tools
    The frost is settling in, a signal that it's time to stow your shovels, trowels, rakes and other gardening hand tools. Spend a few minutes maintaining them now, and they should serve you well for many more growing seasons. "We still have some rakes...
  • Bed's problem may lie in soil

    Bed's problem may lie in soil
    I have a bed by a brick wall where I plant petunias every year so they drape down. I count on them for color. This year, the petunias in the bed did well for about a month. Then suddenly they were dead. It looked like they had dried up from the root. I...
  • Gnawing voles may be culprits

    Gnawing voles may be culprits
    I have mounded, spreading junipers in my front landscaping. Last year they started getting brown spots. I cut them out, assuming new growth would fill in. This year the brown area is spreading. Are they dying? Is this a fungus? — Carolyn Minehart...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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,...
  • Got hay fever? Don't blame goldenrod

    Got hay fever? Don't blame goldenrod
    Goldenrod has gotten a bad rap, and undeservedly so. The fall bloomer often gets blamed for autumn allergies, when the real culprit is ragweed. What's more, some people can see it only as a weedy wildflower, not an asset to a garden. It's time to change...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...