Smart Living Weekly – March 22, 2017

  Get Inspired at Home & Garden Showcase Right in Our Region: The promise of spring motivates a lot of people to find their gardening tools and go to work….
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10 Points to Ponder for Gardening Success

We’re on the cusp of springtime and you gardeners are just itching to get outside and turn over some dirt. But before you dust off the shovel, take some time to stop, plan and think. Here’s what you need to consider.






Protecting Our Winged Wonders

One magical sign of summer is the flutter of backyard butterflies, and although we hear plenty about the imperiled monarch, plenty of other species are threatened, too. Learn what’s wrong and how you can help.






Smart Living Weekly – February 25, 2015

  First Sign of Spring: Rockford Home Show Right in Our Region: Ah, spring, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. In the Midwest, spring is…
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Exciting New Plants for 2014

Bright, colorful and ever-changing, our garden favorites come in a variety of fantastic blooms this year. Discover which are worthy of your backyard landscape this spring.






How to Plant With Wildlife in Mind

Our neatly manicured lawns may be a source of pride, but at what cost to our wildlife? Jamie Johannsen explains why it’s time for a new mindset in residential landscaping.






Grow Your Own Fresh Air with Houseplants

Sure, they brighten up a room and add some color on these white-and-brown winter days, but did you know that houseplants can also help us to keep a clean, healthy environment? Discover a few popular houseplants that have a good effect on your home.






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Fall Planting: Things to Know Before You Grow

Fall is a great time to prepare for next year’s gardens. Learn from the local experts on what to plant and how to plant it, for beautiful results next year.