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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 – 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...

Naperville Gardener – It’s October and ‘O’ is for ‘Officer!’

A few years ago, I attended a program hosted by a group of garden clubs in Joliet. I was amazed to learn that the...

Naperville Gardener – It’s September and ‘s’ is for ‘Surprise, Survival and Swiffer!’

Surprise! In late August or early September, Surprise Lilies (lycoris squamigera) appear as if by magic with large pink flowers on top of naked...

Naperville Gardener – It’s August and “A” is for AMAZING!

In May of 2007, I won a basket stuffed with an assortment of houseplants in a raffle at a garden club event. Sometimes, I...

Naperville Gardener – It’s July and…. “J” is for just wait

Often my gardens are the new home to perennials, shrubs and trees that I didn’t plant. I have really nice soil because every bit...

Naperville Gardener – It’s June and…. J is for Joy!

Who would ever have thought that we would be heading into summer in a situation such as this? How quickly our lives changed! The...

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