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Create a Spectacular Fall Container

Category: Fall

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean it’s time to put your garden to bed. Tim Pollak, outdoor floriculturist for the Chicago Botanic Garden, discusses fall plants that will enhance your garden with bright colors and texture and last well into the season. He also shows you how to create a spectacular fall container using plants […]

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Feeding Your Roses with Corri White

Category: Summer

Are your roses just short of spectacular this season? Corri White, Chicago Botanic Garden horticulturist of the Rose and Dwarf Conifer Gardens, shows you best methods for feeding your roses to make them healthy, and the envy of all your friends and family. Podcast: Download

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Successful Edging and Mulching Tips with Dave Cantwell

Category: Summer

Assistant Horticulturist Dave Cantwell offers useful tips on how you can create clean edges around your garden beds and best mulching practices. Happy gardening! Podcast: Download

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Soil Health with Tim Johnson

Category: Summer

It’s June and gardening season is in full swing! Tim Johnson, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s director of horticulture, shares tips on how you can get your soil into shape for the season. Podcast: Download

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Building a Bee Condo with Becky Tonietto

Category: Spring

May is the time to welcome bees back into the garden! Attract and keep native cavity-dwelling bees with homemade bee nesting blocks. Plant Biology and Conservation graduate student Becky Tonietto shows you how. Download instructions for your Bee Condo at chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo/building_bee_nesting_block. Podcast: Download

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Sowing Seeds with Tim Pollack

Category: Spring

Now is the time to sow spring blooming flowers and veggies. Tim Pollak, Chicago Botanic Garden’s Outdoor Floriculturist, takes you through a step-by-step process on how to start your seeds indoors. Podcast: Download

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Tips for Removing Snow from Shrubs & Trees, and Sidewalks & Driveways

Category: Winter

Sean Regan, grounds crew leader for the Chicago Botanic Garden, shares tips on how to safely remove snow from your shrubs and trees, and de-icing your sidewalks and driveways. We invite you to visit www.chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo for more information. Podcast: Download

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Tips For Dividing Perennials

Category: Fall

Benjamin Carroll, Chicago Botanic Garden’s Senior Horticulturist, shares his expert tips on how to divide perennials. Fall is the perfect time for dividing perennials because of the cool air and moist soil. Podcast: Download

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Tips for Planting Fall Bulbs

Category: Fall

Now is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs. Benjamin Carroll, Chicago Botanic Garden Senior Horticulturist, shares tips on how to correctly plant bulbs to ensure beautiful springtime blooms. Podcast: Download

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