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  • Bird’s nest fern in a container

    Kathleen’s Chicago-Area Garden

    Today we're visiting Kathleen Hooper's garden. I’m a Zone 5b (maybe 6) gardener in the Chicago area. I’ve gardened all my life and in different zones in Illinois, North Carolina,…

  • Kindred Spirit oak

    A Tough, Slender Oak Tree

    In 1974, legendary nurseryman Earl Cully planted a thousand acorns from a cross of columnar English oak (Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’, Zones 4–8) with our native swamp white oak (Q. bicolor,…

  • dusty pink daylilies in front of a small japanese maple

    Nicki’s Chicago Garden

    Today we’re visiting Nicki’s beautiful garden. I have been gardening my whole life and in my current suburban Chicago location for 25 years. These photos show a long planting bed…