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8 February Tasks Your Garden Will Thank You For

Winter gardening right now in the Northern Illinois area, or Zone 5, is all about preparing for spring. As a landscape architecture firm that designs, installs, and then maintains the gardens we’ve designed for many years afterward, we rely on a comprehensive schedule for maintenance. Careful month-by-month planning helps us nurture more than 100 gardens as they awake each […]

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3 Tips for Outdoor Decor That Will Survive Winter

For those of us in northern Illinois, decorating and gardening outdoors in the unpredictable and harsh winter months is a real challenge. I’m always tempted to use lots of exotic greens, in and out of doors, for something different. But this inevitably disappoints me when a severe cold snap freezer-burns them all before the holiday season ends. […]

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Holiday Lights!

            Jose Ochoa, who has been with Craig before he was Craig Bergmann Landscape Design which is now over 30 years, once again climbs the ladder to install the Holiday Lights! The Sunburst Honeylocust in the courtyard at 900 is happy to have the extra addition of lights in this […]

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Winter Wonderland at 900

As we grumble about the weather and complain about getting around in the snow – take a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature in her elegant white coat. It is truly a “winter wonderland” in The Gardens at 900 this morning. The cover of snow allows the garden to become a completely different place. […]

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“Make It Better” contributors

Craig Bergmann & Paul Klug contributed Post-Holiday ideas to enliven your winter interior and exterior landscapes in Make It Better online January 3 and in the magazine:   Decorating Tips     If you missed it, they shared their Holiday decorating expertise in the November 4 edition HERE  

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