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Alternative Yard Tour 2016 Review – The Fourth Year, Six Inspiring Gardens

Alternative Yard Tour 2016 Review – The Fourth Year, Six Inspiring Gardens Four years ago Saima Abbasi, Go Green Wilmette Board member, organized a Go Green Wilmette Alternative Yard Tour. This event has become so popular that even a thunderstorm didn’t detour hardy gardeners

North Shore Garden Club Centennial Garden Walk – A Very Special Day

North Shore Garden Club Centennial Garden Walk – A Very Special Day On the day of the North Shore Garden Club Centennial Garden Walk, rain was promised. Luckily, it materialized for just a short time and did not ruin a spectacular walk that included seven gardens from Highland Park to Winnetka

The Silk Thumb Review - Silk Flowers for all Occasions

The Silk Thumb Review - Silk Flowers for all Occasions I love flowers, real, live, growing flowers. However, I have learned that silk flowers from The Silk Thumb work magic

Visiting a Hidden Treasure - An Accessible Design in a Magical Garden

Visiting a Hidden Treasure  - An Accessible Design in a Magical Garden Members of The North Shore Garden Club recently had an opportunity to explore a secret garden

A Lawn of Clover - Today’s Approach to an Eco-Smart Lawn

A Lawn of Clover - Today’s Approach to an Eco-Smart Lawn A full or partial clover lawn will not only save money on your water bill, you’ll spend less on lawn care, too. Miniclover is fast and easy to grow, requires much less mowing and fertilization, and less investment in maintenance

Vegetables are Nature’s Original Nutritional Powerhouses – You Can Grow Them

Vegetables are Nature’s Original Nutritional Powerhouses – You Can Grow Them You may have heard the chatter around how a handful of unusual foods are must-eat nutritional powerhouses but, in fact, vegetables are and you can grow them

Exploring the DARK Act & GMO Labelling - In Conversation with chef Tom Colicchio

Exploring the DARK Act & GMO Labelling - In Conversation with chef Tom Colicchio Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with chef and co-founder of Food Policy Action, Tom Colicchio, regarding the Senate’s new version of the DARK Act, which aims to prevent the transparency in labeling of food that contains Genetically...

Garfield Park Conservatory – An Oasis of Prairie Splendor and Luminous Sculpture

Garfield Park Conservatory – An Oasis of Prairie Splendor and Luminous Sculpture An urban oasis of green in wintertime, the Garfield Park Conservatory is currently hosting a remarkable light-filled art installation - Solarise by Luftwerk that is well worth a special visit

Chicago’s Botanic Garden and Michigan’s Meijer Garden Review – Two in One Day and Much More

Chicago’s Botanic Garden and Michigan’s Meijer Garden Review – Two in One Day and Much More   A stop at two gardens (Frederik Meijer) (Chicago Botanic Garden) in two states (Michigan)(Illinois)in one day yielded fascinating sights

Not All Birds Migrate - How To Attract Resident Birds To Your Backyard This Winter

Not All Birds Migrate - How To Attract Resident Birds To Your Backyard This Winter Regardless of where you live and what birds you’re trying to attract, remember they need fresh water and roosting spots throughout the year

The Shedd Aquarium Gardens Review – An Unexpected and Delightful Surprise

The Shedd Aquarium Gardens Review – An Unexpected and Delightful Surprise Recently, I had the unusual opportunity of joining the North Shore Garden Club on a visit to the gardens at the Shedd Aquarium

Go Green Wilmette Alternative Yard Tour Review – 2015, The Third Year

Go Green Wilmette Alternative Yard Tour Review – 2015, The Third Year Each year I look forward to attending the Alternative Yard Tour sponsored by Go Green Wilmette. The event, in its third year, is unique and is developing a loyal following of gardeners and local residents

America's Largest Design Event Coming to LA - Dwell Conference & Exhibition May 29-31

America's Largest Design Event Coming to LA  - Dwell Conference & Exhibition May 29-31 Annually Dwell on Design is billed as the largest design show in America. A mix of large & small brands from appliances, landscaping, prefab & furniture to flooring; it presents everything you would need for a house from the walls down to the decor

Growing Tomatoes - The More You Know the Better You’ll Grow

Growing Tomatoes - The More You Know the Better You’ll Grow Here are tips for that wonderful summer activity - growing tomatoes

Deer Wars - Coming Soon to an Urban or Suburb Garden near You

Deer Wars - Coming Soon to an Urban or Suburb Garden near You As we move into warm weather, deer will become more prevalent in our front and backyard gardens. Learn some interesting facts and tips to keep your neighborhood deer at bay

Husqvarna 122C Review – Australian Brand Comes to America

Husqvarna 122C Review – Australian Brand Comes to America Husqvarna has much more than string trimmers and other machines to help you in the garden. They carry a wide range of protective clothing, spare parts and other accessories

Singapore’s beloved national garden

Singapore’s beloved national garden Singapore's famous Botanic Garden houses the most beautiful and exotic plants and greenery found in South East Asia, which the British Royal Couple Prince visited few months ago. This article talks about how the garden began and its transformation

One of a kind garden in Asia

One of a kind garden in Asia "Gardens by the Bay" is one of the latest tourism attraction in Singapore that has won the world over with its state-of-the-art conservatory facilities which house plant species from every continent of the world

Planting Your Garden - Selecting the Right Plants for Your Gardening Space

Planting Your Garden - Selecting the Right Plants for Your Gardening Space Choosing the right plants for your gardening space – pot or plot – is your best bet for great success

The 2015 Flower and Garden Show – Spring Blooms in Chicago

The 2015 Flower and Garden Show – Spring Blooms in Chicago The 2015 Chicago Flower and Garden Show will inspire garden enthusiasts and those just learning about gardening. The delightful displays of varied gardens and flowers remind everyone that spring is not far away

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