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Warm spells don’t mean it’s time to garden

Early spring in Chicago often brings spells of warm weather. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to start gardening, says Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum.

Watch out for winter burn

As spring arrives, you may start to notice brown patches on some evergreen shrubs. They’re likely to become more noticeable against the green of the garden as leaves open on other plants.

Poems for Tree Lovers

February is a time for love and poetry. So we thought we’d share some of our favorite poetry about the love of trees.

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Gifts for a gardener

Drop by The Arboretum Store at The Morton Arboretum to find a distinctive, inspiring, or useful gift for your favorite gardener for the 2015 holiday season.

The Arboretum embarks on a project to renew the DuPage River

Visitors to The Morton Arboretum in November and December will likely start to see something that has been hidden for years: the banks of the DuPage River.

Arboretum arborists take home top spots in tree climbing competition

Congratulations to The Morton Arboretum's arborists Beau Nagan and Brandon Dobnick who took home first and third place overall in the Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Competition Master's Challenge.

Winners announced in the Brick by Brick Photo Contest

Dozens of LEGO® enthusiasts shared their wonderful nature-inspired LEGO brick masterpieces with us in our Brick by Brick Photo Contest.

The mysteries of fall color revealed

All across The Morton Arboretum in the fall, trees are changing color. Some trees light up the hillsides like red flames. In other places, a walk in the woods surround you with gold. Why do leaves change color before they fall in autumn? And why do they turn different colors?

Consider your yard's trees when planting bulbs this fall

When you’re planting bulbs this fall for spring color, consider the trees. Certain bulbs make better companions for trees than others, according to Doris Taylor, plant clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

Five shrubs to plant in fall

September is a fine time to plant trees and shrubs and to divide perennials, according to The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic.

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