Nooks & Crannies, Spring Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Smart Living Weekly – May 23, 2018

  Garden Fair Fun at Klehm Arboretum Right in Our Region: The 25th annual Garden Fair Weekend at Klehm Arboretum continues to grow each year, thanks to the tender loving…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 24, 2017

  Klehm Garden Fair Better Than Ever Right in Our Region: The 24th annual Garden Fair Weekend at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Rockford promises to be even bigger…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 12, 2017

  Backyard Bliss: How to Love Coming Home Right in Our Region: As owner of Crimson Valley Landscaping, 1541 Westmoreland Ave., Rockford, Mike Sanders has witnessed an explosion of creative…
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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.