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.

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.

Crimson Valley Landscaping

1541 N. Westmoreland Ave., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 397-1860
www.crimsonvalleylandscaping.com

15 Plants Worth Knowing & Growing

It’s finally time to make our gardens look beautiful and colorful. NWQ’s nursery experts suggest some of this year’s delightful new plants and some time-tested favorites that will keep your gardens looking lush all season.

Springtime in the Gardens

If you’ve never strolled through these three magnificent gardens maybe this is the year to stop and smell the roses … and hundreds of other flowers. Discover the horticulture at three of our favorite local attractions.

Who Says We Can’t Garden During Wintertime?

Break the winter blands with a little greenery indoors. Learn about the most popular options for indoor gardening, and discover some special arts that combine creativity and gardening.

Brenda’s Blumenladen Floral, Gifts, Garden

17 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, Wis.
(608) 527-2230

Northwest Quiz

‘Tis the season for colorful gardens. Can you match the pictures of these greenhouse favorites with their names?

20 (or more) Terrific Ornamental Trees

Ornamental trees can add shade, color and liveliness to any landscape, but there’s a certain art to finding the right one for your landscape. Learn about the best varieties and what makes them so popular.