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Hortus in Urbe

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Hortus in Urbe is a series on growing a green thumb in Chicago’s community gardens by DNAinfo Chicago reporter Patty Wetli.

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Butterfly Weed earned the honors from the Perennial Plant Association.

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Yellow aphids are preying on milkweed, which is crucial to the monarch's survival.

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The Park District is limiting its use of pesticides, and encouraging residents to do the same.

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The Northcenter Neighborhood Association's spring workshop features ways to prepare for a rainy day.

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Schurz is the first CPS school certified to harvest lab-grown food and serve it in the cafeteria.

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The time to start your spring garden is now. Learn how to grow plants from seeds at Sunday's workshop.

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Winter gardens aren't as colorful as blooms in spring and summer, but they have a beauty all their own.

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If you didn't put your garden "to bed" in advance of this weekend's snow, that's OK, experts say.

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DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener would rather let insects destroy her crops than confront them.

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Temps are expected to dip near freezing tonight. Take steps now to protect your plants.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener finally has the tomato crop of her dreams. What to do with them?

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener wonders whether her potato harvest was worth the cost.

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DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has a late bloomer that puts the corpse flower to shame.

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Is DNAinfo's resident urban gardener poised to become the next Orville Redenbacher?