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One of a Kind Holiday Decorating

One of a Kind Holiday Decorating

One of a Kind Holiday Decorating! Decorating for the holidays is always a challenge. What makes it even more difficult is how many different stores you need to visit to try and get all the different decorations. It is always simpler to find one spot to get all of the...
Protecting Roses for Winter

Protecting Roses for Winter

Chicago winters can be tough on roses.  Some roses are quite hardy in our area, such as Knock Out types, Drift types, and landscape/shrub roses.  Other roses such as hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribunda roses need winter protection. To protect roses for winter,...
Fall Clean Up

Fall Clean Up

Where do you start? Raking leaves from trees and shrubs You can use your leaves for composting in an area to add more nutrients to the soil, but if the leaves have been infected with disease or insects make sure to throw them away.  If you are unsure, play it safe and...
Fall is for planting!

Fall is for planting!

Can I plant trees and shrubs in the fall in Chicago? Yes! Fall is a great time to plant in the Chicagoland area. The cooler temperatures of September and October produce better planting conditions because there is less heat which can cause stress in plants installed...