Archive for November, 2011

Force Bulbs for Winter Show

Does the thought of beautiful flowers blooming during winter appeal to you? Well, you can enjoy the blooms of daffodils, tulips, narcissus, hyacinths and other bulbs indoors by “forcing” them into blooming early for you.

Continue Reading November 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM Leave a comment

Urban Worm Girls

Chicago could recycle a big chunk of its trash through composting, Davies said. She pointed to a study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that found that more than 8 percent of the waste each person generates each day could be reused in composting. That adds up to about 140 pounds per person per year, Davies said.

Continue Reading November 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up.

Continue Reading November 18, 2011 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

Winter Rose Care

There are many different methods available to protect roses in the winter. For bush-type roses, bushel baskets or commercial covers work well. You will need to trim the canes back to fit underneath the cover. Always secure the device with bricks or another heavy object so they won’t blow away.

Continue Reading November 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

Bird Cupcake Recipe here

Treat the birds this winter with these high-energy suet treats.

Continue Reading November 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM Leave a comment

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