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.  You have reached[Read More…]

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Manicured gardens burst with simple beauty

Just one look and you can see the planning that went into the garden areas around Chris Steiner’s Flossmoor home. Ornamental trees and leafy hostas line the walkway. Rows of perennial plants are abundant but well maintained. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a[Read More…]

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Native gardens an Illinois insects’ paradise

Heather Poppe’s native garden has grown over her 17 years of living in Homewood. Poppe, who works as a caregiver, said she loves growing her favorites — echinacea, milkweed, asters, goldenrod, liatris and Joe pye weed — from seed. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers.[Read More…]

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. You have reached content available exclusively[Read More…]

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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…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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