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  • Let your garden bring the glitz to winter containers

    The same pots that burst with bright annuals this summer can provide color, texture, and interest this winter, according to Abigail Rea, manager of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Many of the materials can be found right in your garden. Rea offers tips for interesting holiday containers.
  • String holiday lights with care

    The Morton Arboretum provides tips for safely decorating your yard with holiday lights this fall, taking care to avoid harming people or plants.
  • Keep watering new plants and evergreens

    Don’t forget to keep watering as the season draws to a close. It’s especially important to water evergreens and any trees, shrubs, or perennials planted within the last two years, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Plant protection: Pests and diseases to watch out for

    What’s your offensive garden strategy? For winning plants, keep an eye out for these pests and diseases this July.
  • Summer garden maintenance

    Keep your garden looking great with these easy maintenance tips.
  • Breeding tomorrow’s trees

    The Arboretum’s new tree breeder has his eye on the landscapes of the future.