NATIVES

Fire in the natural landscape: essential

An incredible remnant patch of virgin prairie, smack dab in the middle of an otherwise drab and industrialized area next ...

Bloodroot: a native of fleeting beauty

A native wildflower – Bloodroot ( Sanguineria), has a bright daisy like bloom, very short bloom period, but well worth ...

Natural stone beauty of the Shawnee, deep in So Il.

One of many natural rock cascades: this one near the old stone fort, within Giant City   S. P., on ...

Controlled burns benefit the woodlands and gardens.

Same area of this woodland garden a month after the fire – what a difference! Controlled fires can make a ...

Early blooming plants in the late winter landscapes of West Chicago and Wheaton area.

Native and ornamental witchhazels attract pollinators, which is especially important early in the season for these hungry bees, as seen ...

Arborist news: spring is prime time to plant trees

Spring is the optimal time to plant trees, especially native species such as Bur oak (Quercus mac.), Red oak (Quercus ...

Massive White Pine (P.strobus) in winter (click on pic)

A grand specimen White pine, on the road close to Princeton’s cemetery, where the state’s largest pine exists. Pine and ...

And …..more on those nasty invasives …..

Snowfall on the unfrozen river in January. Again, invasive buckthorn can be clearly seen along the shoreline-(the low heavily flocked ...

Kit: the sly fox of 2014

Aptly (?) named her Kit. She just showed up one day- came out of the woods. She hung out til Thanksgiving, ...

Fall color never fails to excite! Plant quality trees for color.

another max suggestion for fall colors, a part of our landscape that is terribly lacking in my opinion!Excellent plant for ...

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