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Recent Garden Club sale a big success
May 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Letter to the editor: The Rolling Meadows Garden Club thanks everybody who braved the chilly spring day to check out their plant sale.
Dwarf fothergilla deserves a spot in your landscape
By Diana Stoll
May 22, 2016 7:09 AM
When choosing a shrub for foundation plantings, shrub borders or perennial gardens, consider dwarf fothergilla. The genus was named for John Fothergill, a Quaker physician who lived in London in the 18th century. He was an early collector of American plants and corresponded with American botanist John Bartram.
World-inspired home accents easily found online
By Christine Brun
May 23, 2016 6:19 AM
Long ago, interior designers had to travel to exotic locales to look at unique items. Of course, today, the online market makes these items affordable and accessible for many more people. Internationally inspired textiles can be used as a table runner for a dining table, a buffet or a media stand.
Borax is a useful tool in the ongoing fight against ants
By Henri de Marne
May 22, 2016 3:00 AM
An effective bait to get rid of many insect pests is to mix borax with sugar and place the mixture in small containers, like jelly, jam or peanut butter caps, or clean tuna fish cans, in places safe from children and pets, such as along walls where you have seen ants.
Wallpaper has been around as long as history itself
By Joseph Pubillones
May 22, 2016 7:01 AM
Wallpaper is one of those touchy subjects in interior design -- either you love it or hate it. We can all recall a dated or hideous installation that has made us fear it for life.
Garlic mustard first introduced for medicinal purposes
May 22, 2016 2:01 AM
Q. While doing some weeding and spring clean up around my property, I dug something that smelled like garlic. What is it, and can I eat it?
Plan to rotate your crops to prevent disease
By Tim Johnson
May 21, 2016 7:11 AM
Rotate the crops in your vegetable garden to help control pest problems. This is the easiest way to practice organic, integrated pest management gardening.
Blooming Fest takes root in downtown West Chicago
Daily Herald report
May 21, 2016 7:57 PM
If you're going to hold a celebration called Blooming Fest, it's always nice to have Mother Nature on your side.
How much to offer for a house is an inexact science
By Edith Lank
May 21, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. We are looking for our first home, and we would like some guidelines on how much to offer when we find the house we want. How much bargaining do sellers expect? Any advice will be appreciated.
Board ignores its own harship provision
David M. Bendoff
May 23, 2016 5:34 PM
A "hardship" provision in a lease restriction amendment allows a unit owner under a particular hardship to make application to the board for permission to lease his/her unit for a limited period of time when leasing would otherwise be prohibited. The following are examples of the types of hardships, but by no means exclusive, that a board should generally consider.
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