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Springtime in the garden can be both healthy and healing (in the time of PANDEMIC)

In these unusual and stressful times there is no better setting than getting out in to nature – your own ...

Custom Landscape designs in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Il areas: a classic landscape renovation for year-round interest and color….

Vintage and historic landscaping in Wheaton Il, and Glen Ellyn, It’s time to dust off those landscape plans, or start ...

A Beautiful and Beneficial landscape project in Oak Park Il : a low-grow prairie with over 4 dozen native species and counting…..plus a water garden (to keep the run-off on site)

renovations begin… a year in…. What a response it has been (from the community AND the local wildlife) !!! As ...

Witch-hazels abloom- mid January !!! ??? A tad early?

Wow. I’ve always been aggaga come 1st sighting of something popping – usually late winter /early spring. But the first ...

A fall season like no other (except last fall?). So that’s TWO wet, cold, snowy fall seasons in a row- what is going on?

Below is a copy of an older blog from a year ago- when we had several snow events, loads of ...

Consider more landscapes, and less lawn: beneficial not just in less humdrum lawn, but better for habitat (less chems).

Interesting article and numbers in this NYT article:By Ronda KaysenSpring is here, and that means millions of Americans will soon ...

Witch-hazels: an overlooked shrub group

The Witch-hazels are a fascinating group belonging to the family Hammemalis: found on several continents including North America with the ...

Native trees of Illinois: The Famous White oak of McNab Illinois. The State Champion oak tree – and what a tree it is!

An incredible specimen. And the photo does not do justice. This White Oak (native to Illinois and the Midwest ) ...

The newest Illinois state champion tree: the lg. 200 year old Cottonwood near Byron Il. (plus the previous state champ…the giant bald cypress of the Shawnee, est to be nearly 1250 yrs old)

The Champ- a huge, two-stemmed Cottonwood (Champ trees are determined by their height, trunk circumference, and crown spread (points x ...

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