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  • Nut trees deserve another look for yards and gardens

    Nut trees make great additions to yards and gardens. They provide multi-purpose crops, have attractive blooms and can protect as wind buffers.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Indoor plant displays: built-ins, wall pockets and more

    Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there's a fresh vertical garden, lush with bright green fe ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market features 12 farms

    NORTHWEST HERALD After a successful launch last year, the McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market is ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Plan and plant now for spring-flowering bulbs

    It’s nearly that time of year when gardeners think of spring – of planting bulbs that are going to bloom then.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Ceramic artists ride design's trend toward the handcrafted small-scale pottery

    Lisa Jones founded her ceramics company, Pigeon Toe, eight years ago with an emphasis on petite pottery pieces like her three-legged “tripot” bowls an ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Beekeepers, growers get financially stung by hive thefts

    Bee rustlers are driving up the cost of one of nature’s sweetest enterprises: Honeybee hives valued at more than $350 apiece are disappearing in large ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • The perfectly flexible guest room

    Hosting houseguests can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Having a well-designed, private space for them is a huge help, but many homeow ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • A grown-up's guide to creating a kid's study space

    When it’s time for kids to go back to school, smart parents know in addition to buying school supplies and lunch ingredients, they need to prepare a d ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Baptisia: A little patience for a big payoff

    September is upon us, hoorah, and we can get back to the business of gardening after the heat-driven ennui of high summer.
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Beyond Popsicle sticks: tips for DIY picture frames

    Think back to kindergarten and your first picture frame, proudly put together out of glued Popsicle sticks, some yarn and maybe a splash of glitter.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Backyard mini orchards: Smaller apple trees a popular option

    Miniature trees have become a popular way to grow apples in backyards.Dwarf and semi-dwarf trees are ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • A stately weed: Tree-of-heaven isn't so heavenly

    Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), now standing out among the general greenery for the mops of yellowish or oran ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Fall's fab finds: 5 decor trends for autumn

    This fall, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:35 pm
  • Corpse flowers are invading the East Coast

    When you’re the world’s largest flower, you get to be a diva. You demand to be fed and watered continually, you control the thermostat, and you go on ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Favorite items from the 2017 Ikea catalog

    Ikea is touting a “more relaxed life” in its 2017 catalogue, a 326-page dream book that will be available Aug. 8 by mail and in stores and online Aug. ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Moss can be a versatile and beautiful addition to any garden

    J. Paul Moore, who owned a garden center in Tennessee for over 30 years, can’t count the number of times people asked him how to kill moss.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Decorate with antiques and heirlooms for added character

    In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, “I don’t have space,” ‘’It’s not ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Don’t get hung up on bare, boring walls

    The Internet has become a major source for affordable art, with digital sales steadily growing each year and online art retailers cropping up daily.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Garden art can bring drama and design to outdoor spaces

    If you came across any of Barbara Sanderson’s work in a garden, you might think you’d stepped into Alice’s Wonderland. The Seattle-based glass blower ...
    July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Annual walk shares McHenry County gardeners’ stories, experiences to inspire others to start planting

    For more than 20 years, the McHenry County Master Gardeners Garden Walk has been inspiring attendees to get out of the house and into the dirt. The 20 ...
    July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • More than edibles, artichokes can be ornamentals

    Globe artichokes have much to contribute to home gardens, from providing thin layers of leathery leaves for delectable dining to serving as flowery ba ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Exhibit unfolds origami's beauty as large-scale art

    Remember those origami cranes you meticulously folded out of tiny slips of paper in elementary school? Imagine them 100 times larger, as a massive swa ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:28 pm
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