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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 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....

Naperville Gardener – First book on my reading list for 2021

It all started with an invitation from The Conservation Foundation to attend a virtual presentation by Dr. Doug Tallamy, a professor in the Department...

Naperville Gardener – It’s December and… ‘D’ is for ‘Did it again!’

My amazing amaryllis seems to know when I need cheering up. Years ago, when my mom died, I ignored the poor thing for almost...

Naperville Gardener – It’s November and… “N” is for Normal! (When will it be...

I miss my "old" normal! November is the month that I write about the Naperville Garden Club’s Cup of Cheer™ House Walk, Holiday Market...

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