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Bull Valley Garden Club's Garden Walk on July 14

The Bull Valley Garden Club is sponsoring its once-a-decade Garden Walk, "Bull Valley's Garden Treasures on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. … Read more ›

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 ›

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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 ›

Spirit floorplan at Sweetwater in Woodstock
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Sweetwater Community Hosts Grand Opening of New Homes

Centex, one of the nation‚Äôs largest homebuilders, is launching a new product line, the Independence Series to target renters who want to move to home … Read more ›

A rainbarrel connected to a downspout helps recycle rainwater for the garden
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Rainbarrel Order Deadline Friday

The deadline for ordering rainbarrels and tumbling composters for pick-up in Woodstock or Algonquin is 5pm Friday, May 4th. All barrels are 55 gallons in … Read more ›

left to right: Chris Curtis, Shirlee Ambroziak holding a basket of herbs that will be sold, chair Marge Thiessen, Marie Randall, and Nancy Hietter.
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Bull Valley Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale With Fabulous Prices

The members of the Bull Valley Garden Club welcome you to their Annual Plant Sale With Fabulous Prices on the Old Courthouse Lawn on the … Read more ›

Oak Sapling
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Spring Oak Sale

Each Spring, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County sells various types and sizes of locally grown oaks raised in McHenry County by Glacier Oaks Nursery. … Read more ›

wancket_wildflower portrait
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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 ›

55 Gallon Terra Cotta Rain Barrel
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Rain Barrels and Composters for sale

For a limited time, area residents have the opportunity to save water, reduce the home water bill, provide valuable compost for the garden and support … 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 ›