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May 20, 2017
Numerous plants are waiting to be planted in the ground. Gardeners are playing it safe until the last spring frost has passed. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Planting too early has its downfalls
May 20, 2017 - 7:40am
May 13, 2017
Jack-in-the-pulpits have a unique character
May 13, 2017 - 8:29am
May 6, 2017
Rhubarb takes off during this time of year and is about a month away from harvest for various treats. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Growing rhubarb has its own rewards
May 6, 2017 - 7:26am
Prairie Rose Garden Club to go to nursery
May 6, 2017 - 6:56am
May 4, 2017
Spring blooms
May 4, 2017 - 6:47am
April 29, 2017
Various sedums of color, texture, shape and form can create dynamic design elements. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Sedum can create great design projects
April 29, 2017 - 9:04am
April 22, 2017
Romaine lettuce, fresh spinach, radishes and carrots are filled with flavor and arrive for an early harvest. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Flavorful vegetables arrive during the cool season
April 22, 2017 - 6:39am
April 15, 2017

Columnar arborvitae tend to split in the center, leaving a large opening, but these will fill in and straighten out once again. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Reshape damaged plants before the growing season begins
April 15, 2017 - 6:48am
April 8, 2017
Shade-tolerant plants, such as coleus, can add color and appeal to shady areas of a landscape. Metro Editorial Service
Shade-tolerant plants help to complete landscapes
April 8, 2017 - 7:12am
April 1, 2017
The perennial garden is still covered in refuse from last year. Leave this cover till mid-April to protect plants from potential late winter events. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Choose the right spring projects for now
April 1, 2017 - 7:08am
March 25, 2017
Forsythia are seen blooming in the landscape as one of the earliest flowering shrubs in the area. John Zvirovski / Sun file photo
Start spring out with forsythias
March 25, 2017 - 8:25am
March 18, 2017

Various catalogs and seeds will entice the novice and the avid gardener alike. John Zvirovski / The Sun
March 18, 2017 - 7:11am
March 11, 2017
Numerous pansies are growing in a greenhouse getting ready for the consumer to grab a flat for the garden in the coming months.
Garden pansies are quite dainty
March 11, 2017 - 7:11am
March 4, 2017
Tulips begin to make an early appearance in the area showing that spring is on the way.
An early spring brings surprises
March 4, 2017 - 7:11am
February 25, 2017
Broadleaf crotons show their brilliance in the plant-scape at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago in this 2016 photo. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Add a splash of color with crotons
February 25, 2017 - 6:45am