In the Garden: February

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer To be brutally honest, I really don’t like February. Sure, the days are finally getting longer and we tend to get some big snows in mid- to late-winter which some people enjoy, but the frigid temperatures and lack of green plants really start to wear this landscape designer downContinue reading “In the Garden: February”

Winter Wildlife: Identifying Animal Tracks

By Guest blogger Peggy Doty, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator, Illinois Extension Winter brings a unique opportunity to view wildlife in the Red Oak Rain Garden from a different perspective. Although animals move around the garden all the time, you might not notice them. In winter, from a human perspective, everything seems frozen and inactive,Continue reading “Winter Wildlife: Identifying Animal Tracks”

In the Garden: Early January

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer The garden was welcomed into 2021 with a beautiful blanket of snow, which helped to accentuate some of my favorite details of the landscape design. At a time of the year when some find it hard to find beauty in plant life, RORG’s native Illinois plants are showing offContinue reading “In the Garden: Early January”


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