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  • Success in the vegetable patch

    A lot of people seem to be trying their hands at vegetable gardening this year, according to George Ball, president of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the big seed company in Warminster, Pa. He says sales of vegetable seeds are up 30 to 40 percent this season,...
  • Tips to minimize lead in the garden

    What's a gardener to do? It wasn't good news when a team of Northwestern University researchers found high levels of lead contamination in some vegetables and herbs grown in urban soils. But there are practical steps you can take to minimize the hazard....
  • Beauty and the plastic beast

    Beauty and the plastic beast
    In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
  • The Sunday Papers - March 29 #518

    Author: Jan Bosman - Memories of Family, Friends and Food - www.bosmanmemories.com The Land Connection presents: Ramp Fest - Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Garfield Park Conservatory - www.thelandconnection.org   Sweet Miss Givings - 1229 North North...
  • Sharing plants, safely

    Many plants are easy to share -- maybe too easy. A friend may have mint, lily-of-the-valley or violets to spare because they are aggressive spreaders. Such plants can cause headaches and backaches unless you place them where they can't crowd out...
  • Put the fun in fundamentals

    School will be out soon, but children can keep right on learning this summer in a little outdoor classroom of their own. Whether it's a small sunny border along a fence or a few plant pots, providing soil where children can plan and plot what they'd...
  • Grow your own greens

    Grow your own greens
    Grace Bouchard does not have a yard, but she may have one of the larger gardens in Wicker Park. She started growing vegetables in pots six years ago as a way to enjoy cheap produce and become self-sufficient. A porch vegetable garden like Bouchard's is a...
  • Apr. 1: Midday Fix - Head Chef Michael Bowen makes Easter Shorbread Cookies

    Apr. 1: Midday Fix - Head Chef Michael Bowen makes Easter Shorbread Cookies
    Easter Shortbread Cookies Ingredients: 5 oz butter 1 1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla Directions: Preheat oven at 325. Combine all ingredients into a large mixer bowl with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed...
  • Spring Orchid Show

    Our annual Spring Orchid Show will display hundreds of beautiful orchids, the most beautiful flowers in the world.
  • Mary Eysenbach

    Eysenbach leads both the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Garfield Park Conservatory, the nation's largest public glasshouse. She also serves as a parks and open space consultant, writing and speaking about green space planning. In 2004, she was awarded a...
  • Transplanting peonies? September is the time.

    Peonies often live for decades with little care. But if you have to transplant one -- perhaps a tree has grown to shade it so it no longer blooms, or you are building a new sidewalk or shifting a bed -- September is the time. Cut the peony stems back...
  • Planting tulips for spring blooms

    It's time to plan for bulb planting, and a little forethought can avoid pitfalls. For example: Think about foliage. To get consistent blooms every spring from bulbs that are likely to be perennial here (such as daffodils or species tulips), you have to...