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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 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...
Boxwood Damage

Boxwood Damage

Are you wondering why your boxwoods are looking brown and damaged after this past winter even though they have done well for several years? Do not fret, you are not alone! This past winter in Chicago when the weather got around -50 with wind chill really hurt a lot of...