Tag: gardening

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Ecology interns design, plant pollinator garden

Four members of the Homewood Science Center’s Conservation Ecology Internship Program were proud of their handiwork on June 8. When they were told the tree they planted was an ironwood, they quickly named it “Tony” in reference to Tony Stark, the alter ego of Avengers superhero Ironman. 

Local gardeners find useful guidance at Green Thumb Saturdays

Keeping lawns and gardens green and growing is full of challenges, from how to keep the soil healthy to how to effectively combat pests in an environmentally responsible way.  The village of Homewood provides help. Green Thumb Saturday is a monthly series of presentations on practical topics for developing and[Read More…]

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In an upward garden, climbing vines bring visitors

With hanging plants and climbing vines, Steve Pesick’s yard is a magnet for visitors buzzing through. The upward natural spaces around the Homewood home draw in hummingbirds, butterflies and more happy insects. The Pesicks’ plantings follow the paths of the creatures that visit their yard.

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Grow a great produce garden

It doesn’t matter how pretty the plant is, if Mary Buschmann can’t eat it, she’s not going to bother with it. The Flossmoor resident plants a produce garden every year, drawing ingredients for summer cooking and freezing vegetables to use all year long. In early March, Buschmann was still using up[Read More…]

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