Home gardening, landscaping tips, and how-tos for your lawn and garden.
How to Grow a Modern-Day Cottage Garden
What is a modern cottage garden, and what are the plants grown there? Compact, colorful, fragrant, informal and...
How to Plant a Shade Garden
Learn the difference between partial shade, full shade and deep shade – and which plants thrive in each.
Fertilizer Facts For Your Garden
Organic or synthetic? Fertilizer facts help gardeners decide which is best for their plants.
Grow a Green Thumb with The Garden Journal: The Essentials
Take the guesswork out of gardening with Liane Doxey's helpful book, The Garden Journal: The Essentials.
6 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
Avoid some common mistakes we gardeners make that result in a lot of extra work.
Calculating Plants: Use Math to Plan and Grow Your Garden
Dig up those arithmetic skills to help plan a successful garden.
Fruit Trees: Which Varieties Grow Well in Illinois?
If you're a home gardener who is interested in fruit trees, make sure you pick a species that...
Chicago Neighborhood Gardens Grow Veggies, Community Spirit
More than 600 community gardens across Chicago have sprouted green space in urban areas to grow fresh produce...
Protect Your Plants From Frost
Most of the spring plants in your yard and garden require protection when overnight frost is predicted. Here...
Farm Facts: Evergreens
This winter, swap out your artificial tree for an evergreen variety.