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WGN-TV's Chicago's Very Own: Holidays leads off with the best holidays trains in Chicagoland: Wonderland Express.

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CBS2 Chicago's Vince Gerasole visits the Dixon National Prairie Tallgrass Seedbank at the Chicago Botanic Garden and talks with staff saving seeds as part of an effort to save plant species affected by climate change and loss of habitat.

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Nancy Clifton pops by Botanic Backyard with a few tips on creating this traditional holiday centerpiece.

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Benjamin Carroll drops by Botanic Backyard this morning to discuss some of the ways humans use plants (other than as food).

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard with tips on winterizing your garden.

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The video highlights Dr. Krissa Skogan and her work on long-distance pollinators.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with tips on protecting your tender, new trees from hungry rodents this winter.

Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with tips on winterizing your containers, now that the fall cold has set in.

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Benjamin Carroll visits Botanic Backyard answering questions on pumpkins.

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Benjamin Carroll visits Botanic Backyard with tips on bulbs. Now is the time to plant!

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Vince Gerasole of CBS2 talks with Savor Chefs and coordinators, and Angela Mason of the Chicago Botanic Garden about the opening of McCormick Place's new green roof vegetable garden.

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Eliza visits Chicago Tonight with a seasonal segment on fall gardening. Get tips for beautiful planters and putting your garden to bed this fall.

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard with alternatives for mums in the fall garden.

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Benjamin Carroll visits Botanic Backyard to talk about plant choices for a Japanese garden.

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Nancy Clifton answers questions on watering in a dry, hot August.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard, highlighting some tomatoes you may see at Heirloom Tomato Weekend.

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At 20,000 square feet, this garden is expected to yield 4,000 pounds of produce this year, and more in years to come. Along with the crew, Angela Mason, director of urban agriculture at the Chicago Botanic Garden, is experimenting daily with different crops and soil amendments in order to tap into the garden’s highest potential.

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The largest farm-to-fork garden in the Midwest launches atop the roof of McCormick Place.

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Windy City Harvest education grows two careers in urban agriculture. Learn more about the journey of our two program participants.

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Botanic Backyard tips from Benjamin Carroll can save your planters and young trees from drying out while you're away.

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard with tips for treating powdery mildew when cold and damp sets in.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with some great ideas for how to save and use your herbs all year long.

Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with tips for keeping your plants watered, green, and healthy in summer heat.

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Eliza visits Chicago Tonight with tomato tips, staking options, earwig management and more.

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Tim Pollack joins CBS2 Chicago with tips on plants to include in your butterfly garden.

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Planting tomatoes? Changing your spring planters to summer plants? Check out these tips from horticulturist Benjamin Carroll.

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Visiting WGN the day after our major storm, Benjamin Carroll gives a few Botanic Backyard tips on pruning damaged plants.

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Cindy Baker gives tips on attracting butterflies to your Botanic Backyard.

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Keeping hostas out of direct sun is only the beginning of selecting and siting plants in your yard. Benjamin Carroll talks briefly about sun, soil pH, and watering needs.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard and previews great spring perennials to consider for your yard.

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Cindy Baker visits Botanic Backyard and gives some tips for identifying emerald ash borer. The Garden is hosting 4 informational sessions to help homeowners identify and treat infested trees in their area. Click here for more information or to register.

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Pot up an edible display that also looks beautiful!

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with tips and keeping your African violets looking spectacular.

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Eliza Fournier visits Chicago Tonight on Earth Day to talk about evaluating your garden in spring for flood areas and plants, and offers tips and insights on mulch and composting—including vermicomposting.

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Now is the time to prune roses and fall-blooming shrubs. Tim also discusses cold-tolerant spring flowers you can plant today.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with this week's tips on what to plant.

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This week on Botanic Backyard: sprucing up your yard and containers for spring! Prune back winter interest perennials, and bring some pruned branches in to bloom indoors.

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The grand opening of a suburban Chicago vertical farm boasts several firsts, but it's the life changing job opportunities the farm is creating for ex-offenders and people in depressed neighborhoods that are most astonishing.

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Nancy Clifton visits Botanic Backyard with tips on preserving your bouquets.

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Protect you plants! Here are Cindy Baker's tips on wind, water, and salt for the cold, cold weather.

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Learn about different types of Bonsai and how to care for them; plus a preview of Three Friends of Winter.

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Eliza Fournier discusses winter gardening tips and projects to do while your plants are dormant, including pruning your trees and shrubs (and knowing which ones to prune), mulching, watering (or not), and looking for Emerald Ash Borer on your trees. Click here for more information.

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