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Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. © 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 ›

Sidewalk Sale at State Street Market Shops in Elgin on June 7th, 8th & 9th
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Sidewalk Sale June 7th, 8th & 9th at State Street Market Shops in Elgin

State Street Market Shops in Elgin will have a huge Sidewalk Sale on June 7th, 8th and 9th. You will find sales on items inside … 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 nature’s contribution to portrait backgrounds

Ahhh, the great outdoors beckons ‚Äď 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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Xfinity Home Takes Digital Home Monitoring To New Level

Protect and monitor your home, control the temperature, turn the lights on and off ‚Äď and do a host of other home management activities ‚Äď … Read more ›

Berries of the invasive buckthorn. Photo courtesy of 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 ›

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Chicago’s Green Rooftops Lead to Eco-Friendly Beautification in 2012

Chicago, IL. March 15th, 2012 – As spring quickly approaches, Chicagoans look to take advantage of environmentally-friendly landscape enhancements for their urban properties. Green rooftops … Read more ›

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Prepare for Spring РIt’s Around the Corner!

Chicago, IL. March 8th, 2012: Your home‚Äôs curb appeal is just as important as your interior d√©cor and personal style. With spring just around the … Read more ›

the beauty of Navite landscapes
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Ready, Set, Go! Spring Garden Preparation

Learn how you can prepare your native landscaping for season-long enjoyment of colors, birds, butterflies, and beauty. Join the Lake-to-Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones and … 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 ›