This year, skip the big-box stores and show some love and support to the small businesses in our area. Our latest guide introduces you to more than 100 ideas for every kind of shopper on your list. ...

Replicating the picture-perfect garden sometimes feels easier said than done. Try these easy tips from local nursery specialists and set off on the correct path. ...

Snow may be falling, but it’s never too early to brush up on our plant knowledge! ...

The possibilities are endless when you're planning improvements to your outdoor landscape. Learn from a few local experts how a few simple changes can have an exceptional impact on your yard. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Discover some of this year's most attractive annuals and perennials, the sorts of plants that are sure to liven up your garden all season long. ...

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. ...

When everything's white and brown outside, a little greenery inside is a welcomed addition. Test your knowledge of these common houseplants. ...

Home gardeners aren’t the only folks anticipating the spring introductions of new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Janine Pumilia asks our local greenhouse experts which ones they’re most excited about. ...

The drought's taking a toll on our landscape, but what about those native plants that love this weather? Here are some hearty varieties of reliable trees that love our wild Midwestern weather. ...