| Aug 2, 2011
Garden walks give visitors -- whether they are gardeners or not -- a chance to find inspiration and beauty. For gardeners, of course, these treks can bring a bounty of new ideas, as well as an opportunity to talk shop with fellow enthusiasts. Our...
| May 12, 2010
| 6:55 PM
Scott Franzen does not trust the month of May — which also might be called the month of maybe.
In more temperate climates, the suburban painter could count on beginning his exterior work this time of year.
But May in Chicago can be the mercurial...
| May 21, 2010
Q: What do I do with the tulips after they bloom?
— John Polacek, Evergreen Park
A: First, remove the spent flowers when the tulips are finished blooming; this will keep the tulips' energy focused on producing next year's flowers instead of seeds....
| Jun 12, 2010
Q: What is the biological or noticeable difference between a weed & a flowering plant — other than a judgment call by the gardener?
— Dale Henriksen, Mt. Prospect
A: I define a weed as a plant that is growing where it is not wanted in the...
| Nov 25, 2010
We all have people in our lives who are tough to buy for. You know, the ones who have everything they need and buy everything they want.
It sure would be nice to come up with an unexpected gift that shows some thought and a lot of love.
| Nov 19, 2010
The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 6:41 AM
Winter Wonderfest - Hollywood Boulevard Cinema - Maria High School - Chicago Botanic Garden
Monday, December 13
Through January 3
Tuesday, December 14
Hollywood Boulevard Cinema
| Apr 22, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Amy Stewart will discuss "Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects" at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe; $12.
Brian Schultz, a professor at Northeastern...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:22 PM
There are few places where visitors can find a renowned garden, a beautiful lake and a research library all within feet of each other, but the Chicago Botanic Garden is one of those locales.
The Garden's Lenhardt Library, which is dedicated to the...
| Aug 11, 2010
More than 135 cooking schools offer classes for home cooks to culinary professionals at venues across the city and suburbs. Some instructors will even come to your home to teach you and your friends the basics.
What's new? The College of DuPage is...
| Feb 11, 2011
Native plants tempt green thumbs with the promise of an easy-care garden.
The allure of natives, growing in conditions that suit them and providing shelter and food for the creatures who live here, continues to attract a growing number of gardeners....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Duriel Harris and Nick Demske will be the featured readers during the Myopic Poetry Series at 7 p.m. at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.; free.
James Twomey of Book Restoration Co. and Russ Maki of Graphic Conservation Co. will...