Garden with the Future in Mind

In many ways, fall gardening can set you up for a beautiful landscape now and in the future. Local experts share tips to help your landscaping project survive the winter and flourish in the spring.

Parade Through the Past at Elgin House Tour

Get an inside glimpse into one of Elgin’s oldest neighborhoods and its cozy residences, many of which have been lovingly restored over the past few decades.

10 Points to Ponder for Gardening Success

You gardeners are just to turn over some dirt. But before your shovel hits dirt, take some time to stop, plan and think. Here’s what you need to consider.

Northwest Quiz: Name That Houseplant

When everything’s white and brown outside, a little greenery inside is a welcomed addition. Test your knowledge of these common houseplants.

Success Story: The Gardens of Woodstock

Discover a garden center that’s also a beautiful landscape display and a popular venue for social gatherings, and discover how one good idea begot another.

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden

It’s hard to believe, but nearly 400 plants can be poisonous to cats and dogs. Learn from the landscape experts how to protect your animals and your gardens from nosy critters.

Small Landscape Changes That Add Curb Appeal

Don’t underestimate the power of your front yard. Whether you’re dressing it up for potential homebuyers or for your guests, your home deserves a great first impression. Learn how to launch your own home makeover.

Success Story: Platt Hill Nursery

Meet a fourth-generation grower who’s spent 30 years building a knowledgeable staff, pleasing loyal gardeners with quality plants. And to think he almost went to Wall Street …