The importance of trees to environment, communities
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The importance of trees to environment, communities

The importance of trees for environment, communities

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Finding the value in dandelions
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Finding the value in dandelions

Finding the value in dandelions

Butterfly gardening provides habitat for adults, larva
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Butterfly gardening provides habitat for adults, larva

Butterfly gardening provides habitat for adults, larva

Are native plants better than non-native plants?
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Are native plants better than non-native plants?

A question I'm often asked when giving presentations on landscaping and sustainability is "Are native plants better than non-natives?" In my garden, I avoid holding myself to an exclusive natives-only approach, and other gardeners do not have to either.

Time to dig up and divide perennials
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Time to dig up and divide perennials

Time to dig up and divide perennials

The robin is our backyard superhero
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The robin is our backyard superhero

After an exceptionally mild winter, I noted my first robin sighting about three weeks ago. During that initial observation, scores of robins had arrived in my yard.

Native Illinois plant named Perennial Plant of the Year
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Native Illinois plant named Perennial Plant of the Year

Native Illinois plant named Perennial Plant of the Year

The American Robin: Living Up To Its Superhero Image
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The American Robin: Living Up To Its Superhero Image

The American Robin: Living Up To Its Superhero Image

Spring tips for the home garden and landscape
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Spring tips for the home garden and landscape

Spring tips for the home garden and landscape

Busting garden myths
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Busting garden myths

Busting garden myths