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Garden Pots Review - A Few tips on How to Pick the Perfect Pot

Garden Pots Review - A Few tips on How to Pick the Perfect Pot Check out our review on picking up the best cylinder pots for your home or garden. Having an indoor beautiful flowers and green garden outside is vital for the health of you and your family

Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program Review - Get Kids Growing!

Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program  Review - Get Kids Growing! Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program is a fun, free program engaging third grade children across the United States in the art and joy of gardening

Creating Better Habitat for Birds (and People) at Gillson Park Review – A Remarkable Day

Creating Better Habitat for Birds (and People) at Gillson Park Review – A Remarkable Day   The Wilmette Park District received funding from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to improve habitat for migrating birds at Gillson Park and with the help of 350 volunteers, the habitat was instantly improved

5 Ways To Turn Your Garden Into The Scariest Place In The Neighbourhood This Halloween

5 Ways To Turn Your Garden Into The Scariest Place In The Neighbourhood This Halloween You might have the most beautiful garden in the neighbourhood, but how easy do you think it would be to turn it into the scariest? With Halloween just around the corner you could let your imagination run wild and turn it into a terrifying place.

Montreal Botanical Garden Review – Beautiful, Enveloping and Vibrant, Part of a User-Friendly City

Montreal Botanical Garden Review – Beautiful, Enveloping and Vibrant, Part of a User-Friendly City My husband and I had the chance to explore the Montreal Botanical Garden with friends of ours who live in England. It was a lovely experience for all of us. But there was more to see

In Conversation with Jeanne Nolan - AMLI Residential & The Organic Gardener Team Up to Offer a Unique, Green Amenity

In Conversation with Jeanne Nolan - AMLI Residential & The Organic Gardener Team Up to Offer a Unique, Green Amenity Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Jeanne Nolan who is the Founder and President of The Organic Gardener Ltd., based in Highland Park, Illinois, and the author of From the Ground Up, regarding her partnership with AMLI Residential...

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

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