Archive for January, 2014

Indian Boundary Park: ‘Magical’ Garden to Attract Migrating Birds

The new nature area replacing Indian Boundary Park’s former zoo pens should attract a variety of migratory birds, such as the yellow-breasted Magnolia Warbler,

Continue Reading January 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM Leave a comment

Five Ways to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Urban Garden in 2014

If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden space, perhaps even a shared area in an apartment building, deciding what to do with it can be daunting. We’d recommend breaking it up, using different textures and colors to separate various areas. If you have a wood deck, consider wrought iron or other metal furniture to create contrast.

Continue Reading January 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

Horner Park Riverbank Restoration Project Finally Given OK to Move Forward

The riverbank restoration project that launched a “border war” between neighbors to the east and west of Horner Park finally has been given the green light by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Continue Reading January 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM Leave a comment

The Essential Seed-Starting Timetable

Did you ever wonder why certain varieties of seed are started indoors? It is usually because the days to mature harvest exceed the amount of time between your spring Frost-Free Date and your first fall frost.

Continue Reading January 17, 2014 at 10:15 AM Leave a comment

Goats at O’Hare: Four-Legged Weed Wackers Set to Return in the Spring

Thirty-seven llamas, goats, burros and even a couple of camels successfully reduced unwanted vegetation around O’Hare in the rocky and steep areas that are difficult for two-legged crews to maintain, including the long, narrow and hilly banks of the Willow-Higgins Creek, city officials said last week, declaring the pilot program a success.

Continue Reading January 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM Leave a comment

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