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Beth Botts

Beth Botts has written hundreds of articles about gardens and nature for publications including the Chicago Tribune and magazines including Organic Gardening , Country Gardens and Chicagoland Gardening . Raised on the south side of Chicago by an organic gardener, she now gardens in deep shade on the north side of a four-story apartment building. Botts is a senior writer at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Her website is thegardenbeat.com.