Archive for August, 2011
Here’s a recipe for all your tasty tomatoes:
Shade trees have all kinds of growth patterns. They can be oval, spreading, open, or irregular. Shape and leaf type also determines how deep will be the shad they provide. Do you want deep shade or light, dappled shade – or something in between? All these are considerations for selecting your shade tree.
Rebate forms are available to Chicago residents for up to 50% off their next local purchase of:
TREES (up to $100 back)
NATIVE PLANTS (up to $60 back)
COMPOST BINS (up to $50 back)
RAIN BARRELS (up to $40 back)
Is your crab apple tree resplendent in delicate blossoms in spring … or does it develop ugly spots on fruits and leaves? When you spray fungicides, prune your tree well and keep it as healthy as possible, does that yuck-factor still return each year?
this week we”ll do the same. Stone fruits are a fleeting summer treat, and right now peaches from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and even Illinois are popping up at farmers markets and grocery stores.
The guerrilla gardener identifies an unused lot or vacant property that’s neglected and would look so much better with some flowers, grass, or other non-invasive, native plant life.
dd the shrimp to the couscous and add the scallions, dill, parsley, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Add the feta and stir carefully. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend, or refrigerate overnight. If refrigerated, taste again for seasonings and bring back to room temperature before serving.