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Q. Besides composting, what can I do to be a green gardener?

Water Wise  Perennials that don’t ask for much. The pros at the Chicago Botanic Garden recommend the following plants for their drought resistance, bug tolerance, and adaptability to different soils. Roll over each flower to read what the pros are saying…   A. You can grow healthy plants, for one thing, as it’s the unhealthy … Read more

Past, Perfected

With its tapered, dark-shingled side walls and gabled roof, the new porch blends beautifully with the architecture of the stucco-and-brick house, built in 1911. To wire the Arts and Crafts–style light alongside the path, a hole was drilled through the limestone boulder.  Photo Gallery::: Photographer Matthew Gilson and his wife, Holly, loved living in their … Read more