From my column on irises and summer solstice. Photo below of blue flag iris by Steven D. Bailey.Read here.
Read my outdoor column on the merry month of May. The photo below is of great white trillium taken by the author at Wright Woods in Vernon Hills.
Greg Koeppen, executive director of the Lake County Farm Bureau, on how farmers are faring during the coronavirus epidemic. Read more here.
Learn easy ways to get started on vegetable gardening with this story.
Read why goldenrods don’t cause hay fever and why they are truly an American species, plus which ones to plant in your yard in an article about goldenrods featured in Natural Awakenings by Sheryl DeVore.
Illinois Odonate Survey monitor Jim Wolf explains why he volunteers counting dragonflies and damselflies. For more, click here.
Christie Mill, who volunteers at an outdoor food pantry garden, enjoys harvesting food to donate to the needy. She gets help in her endeavors from local master gardeners. Read more
Ed Popelka, resident beekeeper for the College of Lake County, talks about honey bees and native bees — and what’s being done to help them. For a video and story, click here.
— Mike Sands, senior associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation
For a story on rain gardens, click here.