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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • October 27-31, 2008

    Monday, October 27 Shirley's Dollhouse 971 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling 1-800-383-SAVE www.shirleysdollhouse.net Text AROUND to 97999 for info Tuesday, October 28 Garfield Park Conservatory Indoor Mum Show Through November 9 www.garfield-conservatory....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Feb. 4: Chicago Scene - Robin Cline

    Feb. 4: Chicago Scene - Robin Cline
    Garfield Park Conservatory's Sweet Saturdays event is looking for volunteers. Here's one sweet volunteer opportunity! 2nd Annual Sweet Saturdays February 6 & 13 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Everyday, Garfield Park Conservatory is a veritable plant-based...
  • 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.
  • May 13: Chicago Scene - Preview Family Adventure Days At Northerly Island

    May 13: Chicago Scene - Preview Family Adventure Days At Northerly Island
    Family Adventure Day Saturday, May 22 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m . Northerly Island 1400 S. Lynn White Drive Family Adventure Day will offer families the opportunity to explore the great outdoors on Northerly Island, focusing on nature activities such as...