| 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...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 5:13 PM
I heard cicadas this past summer. When will the "17-year cicadas" return?
—Joan Hutcheson, Riverside
The 17-year periodical cicadas last emerged in the spring of 2007 and will next return in 2024. Their long life cycles...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
You've got the patio, you've got the patio essentials — table and chairs, a grill, the lighting. Now, how about a patio garden?
The right plants can turn a patio into a cohesive, almost enchanting space, rather than something that looks just thrown...
| Feb 25, 2011
Q: My phlox gets a powdery coating that kills off the plant. I've tried cutting back when I first see it, but I usually lose the battle.
— M. Shannon, La Grange
A: Powdery mildew is a common, easily recognizable disease that attacks phlox as...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:51 PM
The Jackie Wilson Story - Wonderland Express - ABT Electronics - Winter Wonderfest
Tuesday, November 29
"The Jackie Wilson Story"
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N. Clark St.
Through January 8
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:44 PM
When most people decide to take in a play or a concert, you just go. But if someone is disabled, there are a very different set of considerations beyond parking and cover charges.
Readers told us they wanted more coverage of things to do in Chicago,...