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Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. Ā© PWP Landscape Architecture
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Peter Walker, Co-designer of the National September 11 Memorial, to speak at Botanic Garden

The renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, who co-designed the National September 11 Memorial, will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden June 28. His presentation is … Read more ›

Ann Warren, left, and Carol Hogan, center, help gardeners choose native plants for their home landscapes at Citizens for Conservation's 16th Annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale.
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CFC Native Plant Sale A Success

Citizens for Conservation's 16th Annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale brought together 44 volunteers who logged over 420 hours of time over a six-day … Read more ›

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Wildflower meadow offers natureā€™s contribution to portrait backgrounds

Ahhh, the great outdoors beckons ā€“ picnics, barbeques, sports and recreation. The reasons to venture outside are almost limitless. In fact, one excellent reason is … Read more ›

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Rain Barrels Sales To Benefit New South Elgin Park

With spring just around the corner, the South Elgin Lions Club Green Team is selling rain barrels to the public. Each barrel is capable of … Read more ›

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Warm weather beckons portrait photographer to consider outdoor backdrops

It's official – Spring has arrived. The warm weather offers opportunities for people to get out of the house, to ride their bicycles, start work … Read more ›

The invasive bull thistle. Photo by CFC Community Education.
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CFC shows how to stymie invasive weedy vegetation in your yard

May is Invasive Species Month in Illinois. You can get a jump-start on learning about these plants by joining Citizens for Conservation's Community Education Committee … Read more ›

Soda bread baked in a loaf pan (Stephanie Hardiman Simon / TribLocal)

Basic Irish soda bread recipe

This isn’t a super traditional or family recipe for soda bread. Feel free to use this if you’re looking for an easy recipe or have … Read more ›

Even installing pavers around a tree can impact it. Be sure to protect your trees when you build a patio or deck.
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Planning a deck or patio? Watch out for your trees.

As our yards start to green up, itā€™s hard not to think about a summertime full of sitting outside under a favorite tree, sipping a … Read more ›

Landscaping seminar to focus on coyotes, gardening

The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee will host its 20th annual Natural Landscaping Seminar Saturday at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Highlighting the event … Read more ›

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More Homeowners Look to Increase Property Value and Home Appearance through Regular Landscape Maintenance

(CHICAGO, IL. February 20th, 2012) – With the American economy rebuilding and more consumers seeking ways to spruce up the look of their homes to … Read more ›