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Marilyn Krueger

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Marilyn Krueger is an avid local gardener and member of the Naperville Garden Club.

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month: I’m Still ‘Young at Heart!’

Every September I breathe in the crisp fall air with a sense of anticipation that new experiences and new friends are in my future....

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month – I’m STILL Gardening

“A garden is a thing of beauty and a joy forever,” says John Keats, famous poet of the 1800’ s. Well, about now, I’m...

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month…. ‘I Pay Tribute to our Armed...

Naperville is fortunate to be home to two Blue Star Memorial Markers. Yes, two! These markers take their name from the blue star in...

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month… I Can Grow Milkweed

Milkweed (asclepias) plants are essential to butterfly gardens. What is more enchanting than a kaleidoscope of butterflies fluttering around your gardens? Milkweeds provide nectar...

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month: I can ‘plant for pollinators’

When you’re shopping for plants for summer color at local stores – or better yet, local plant sales – please consider taking home some...

Naperville Gardener – Super power of the month: I can grow trees

J. Sterling Morton lived in Nebraska and when he became secretary of the Nebraska Territory, he proposed a tree planting holiday in 1872 and...

Naperville Gardener – Super Power of the Month: I can grow houseplants!

In November 2021, I attended Des Plaines Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Luncheon where they also were celebrating their 90th anniversary. Since we garden club...

Naperville Gardener – Super power of the month

I know that the past influences who I am today and who I am becoming. Milestones, such as anniversaries and birthdays, prompt us to reflect...

Naperville Gardener – We all have super powers

The past two years have really beaten me down—with Kent’s West Nile Virus, my dad’s death and the aftermath of cleaning out generations of...

Naperville Gardener – December’s Book of the Month

“Santa is Coming to Naperville” by Steve Smallman is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, perfect for young children. Follow Santa as he and his reindeer...

Naperville Gardener – November’s Book of the Month, Cup of Cheer™ House Walk, and...

Discover “Christmas Classics” by Florists’ Review. Featuring more than a hundred photos, this book will inspire you to make a new wreath for your...

Naperville Gardener – October’s Book of the Month…

While searching my bookshelves for a book to share with you, I found Cultivating Sacred Space: Gardening for the Soul by Elizabeth Murray way...

Naperville Gardener – September’s Book of the Month

'Planting the Natural Garden' by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen Piet Oudolf is the Dutch landscape designer of the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium...

Naperville Gardener – August Book of the Month: ‘Peace, Love and Barbecue’ by Mike...

What better way to invite our family, friends and neighbors over to see our beautiful gardens than to host a cookout? Our anemones, astiibes,...

Naperville Gardener – July’s Gardening Book of the Month…

For July, consider “Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save our Wild Places” by Julian Hoffman. During COVID, I caught up a little on my pile of...

Naperville Gardener – June’s book of the month… ‘Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide’

Summer is here and so are the butterflies! Our pick this month is ‘Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide’ by Michael R. Jeffords, Susan...

Naperville Gardener – May’s Book of the Month…

'Continuous Bloom: A Month-By-Month Guide to Nonstop Color in the Perennial Garden' by Pam Duthie and 'Plant Guide 2021' by The Growing Place I love...

Naperville Gardener – April gardening book of the month

'The Hidden Life of Trees' by Peter Wohlleben Since National Arbor Day is celebrated every year in April, I thought it fitting that a book...

Naperville Gardener – March’s Book of the Month

“The Midwestern Native Garden” by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz inspires us to “plant native” and shows us how to achieve the look...

Naperville Gardener – Gardening book of the month

'Month-By-Month Gardening in Illinois' by James A. Fizzell Everyone should own this book! James Fizzell writes for gardeners of all levels of interest and expertise....

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