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A gardener's resolutions, as the new year begins, are modest ones. The world won't end if a lawn isn't mowed on schedule, though it will grow better if it is. There is no crime in growing too many tomato seedlings, even if the time could be spent … more
Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow and my phone to begin ringing. Folks who spend time outdoors during early-evening hours in mid-January frequently notice a brilliantly sparkling diamond low in the southeastern … more
In my Dec. 25 column, I was hoping for birds from the far north to invade our area, though thus far I have heard nothing of the usual erratic species that surprise us in large numbers some years and are all but absent others. I anxiously waited … more
I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've learned a few things. One is that novice stargazers have some deeply ingrained misconceptions about the heavens.For example, many think that we cannot see the moon during the … more
Q: We enjoy your articles and hope you have a suggestion how to deter small birds from perching and pooping from our 20-foot, wind-out deck awning cowl structure mounted on our house. What we think are little finch and sparrows leave a mess on our … more
Early winter is when poinsettias come into the limelight, showing off their colors in homes and shop windows. But a poinsettia is more than just seasonally flamboyant.To check out more of this plant's botanical flair, set your holiday poinsettia on … more
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." — Oprah WinfreyAgain, it's the time many of us make New Year resolutions, and scores of these resolutions are personal, like cut down on coffee consumption, eat less or lose … more
Landscape designers in cities are creating quieter living spaces by using trees to mute loud noises like sirens and air brakes. It's called "soundscaping," and it aims to restore peaceful, natural sounds like wind whispering through leaves, birds … more
Q: I wonder just how late our summer birds stay in the fall. For instance, what is the latest?- Jim, Hinsdale.A: Many of our nesting songbirds arrive in April or May and leave in September or October. Although, unless we have banding records, it is … more
It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere and the most prolific meteor shower of the year: the Geminid.Never heard of it? Well, that's not a huge surprise. If you ask beginning stargazers which … more
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