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First of the Spring 2014 Garden Catalogs!
Mail order garden catalogs are one of the things that keep me sane in winter. Normally they don’t start to arrive until after the New Year, but when I got ...
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
Date & Nut Cookies
Date and nut cookies are a favorite at our house. You’d expect it to be chocolate chip or gingerbread men, but the unlikely winner is date and nut. I hav...
advocates for urban agriculture chicago
AUA FALL GATHERING Wednesday, December 18!
Advocates for Urban Agriculture FALL GATHERING: Incubating Farmers in Chicago Wednesday, December 18 6-9PM Arturo Velasquez Institute Conference Center 280...
Suddenly I Seed
Oh Deer! Deterring (and Enjoying) Our Favorite Forest Animal
A doe feeds in the forest behind our lotSince moving to a wooded area earlier this year, I've found that most of my neighbors have a love/hate relationship...
The Weedpatch Gazette
Silence All Around
I was thinking about what I could write about while driving home from the dentist today. I looked into a forest preserve I was passing and thought, “Nothin...
The Apartment Farm
Well, I am full. Dinner was a huge success. I lazed out last night and didn’t do any prep or baking, instead opting to do it all today. And you know what? ...
A Season To Celebrate
Fall is a season we can plan for, not necessarily planting and enjoying the color of flowers, however, there are many plants that put on a show in late sum...
Layering Spring-Flowering Garden Bulbs
Moving bulbs and plants around the garden in the fall gives me an opportunity to correct one of the garden mistakes I committed early on. When I was planti...
My Skinny Garden
Forest Park 2nd Annual Apple Pie Bake-Off Nov 3, 2013
www.fpcommunitygarden.org Get your tickets here
Chicago Master Gardener
Fall to-Do list for my cold climate garden
I am ever so busy in the garden this time of year. So many tasks to get accomplished to both put my garden to sleep (metaphorically) for the year and to pr...
Listen to What the Birds Are Saying
What the Robin Knows offers keys to the real world Often, when I might have been doing some chore or other in the garden, I've instead been sitting, watchi...
The Accidental Food Patriot
I’ve been quiet for the past months, dear readers, because a sad, sad thing happened. My beloved father – who taught me how to garden, how to be a good per...
Organic City Gardening
We got to enjoy tropical plants during our recent trip to Asia. This has always been my favorite fruit. Locally named as atis ( sugar apple, Anona squamo...
Normally starting to bloom in July,* Lobelia cardinalis* (cardinal flower), like quite a few others this year, is blooming a bit later than usual. The c...
Wicker Rooftop Chicago
Last Post on Wicker Rooftop
Starting this blog a couple years ago was an experiment in blogging and gardening. I ended up chatting with some very nice people and was even invited to l...
Weather or not: If your garden’s taking the heat, you’d better count your blessings
It often feels like so much of balcony gardening comes down to waiting on the weather. More than one post on this blog has pivoted on the intemperate turns...
Gardening not Landscaping
Moving my site - log in to follow
I am moving my site to wordpress. I am currently in the process of changing the domain http://www.gardeningnotlandscaping.com/ to direct you there instead ...
Fighting Chicago's Gang Problem with Gardens
Chicago Garden Walks 2013
There have been a number of changes to the garden blogger in Chicago landscape (heh) in the last few years. Seven years ago you could count the number o...
a modest plot
Fingerling Potatoes in a Bag!
I love fingerling potatoes! They are great tasting when boiled with a pat of butter, chives, salt and pepper. So, this year I decided I wanted to try my h...
The Suburban Gardener
After my long absence, I am excited to start the blogging season with my blooming Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica). I am so pleased with their perf...
The Worm Girl News
Happiness is free wood chips and a husband who replenishes the garden path with free labor. Now my paths should be weed free for the season. Most tree ser...
Plants living in their own debris aka mulching in place
I’ve always had mixed emotions about spring clean-ups. While being extremely cathartic, albeit slightly painful and time consuming, I was always a little c...
Mutiny In the Garden
Winter Cover: Attempt number 2
I've decided to try a pond cover this year. There are two reasons for this. First, it is an attempt to make winter less stressful for my fishy friends. ...
FINDING MY GREEN THUMB
Lone Star Tick= Red Meat Allergy!?
Apparently the Lone Star Tick, upon biting a person, can leave them allergic to red meat. As with most insect bites, when the tick bites you some of its s...
Ramble On Rose
When Will I Learn?
Every fall I say never again, and a year later I'm right back in the same place. Every spring I swear I won't put myself through the heartbreak, and seven ...
Rick Bayless and One Seed Chicago
At One Seed Chicago we provide free garden seeds to Chicagoans to help promote gardening at home and joining community gardens. It is our way of helping m...
Growing in Chicago
I'll be on the Mike Nowak Show tomorrow
UPDATE: Here are some links to things that I may or may not get around to mentioning on the Mike Nowak Show Sunday, Sept. 2. But if I do, here they are. *...
The Garden of Live Flowers
This will be the final post at The Garden of Live Flowers. Come find me at my new blog, 30 Acres and a Greyhound! xoxoxo, Diane
Balcony and Fire Escape Gardening
My other blog on Nordic noir and Scandinavian culture has prevented me from posting here lately, but I have a huge backlog of photos to share from this sum...
MIDWEST GROUNDCOVERS Display Gardens & Plant Trials
Hello again, The last week of July, and it seems like the weather is cooperating with us a bit. Temperatures haven't reached over 100 for a couple days and...
How Does Your Garden Grow?
It's hot here again. And no rain for quite awhile. A good time to talk about proper watering. It's always better to water a few times at length rather tha...
Sweet Home and Garden Chicago
SWEET HOME AND GARDEN CAROLINA IS NOW LIVE !
Hey Y'all Come on Over and visit at my new blog, http://www.Sweethomeandgardencarolina.blogspot.com Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chi...
My 2011 Harvest
My daughter was born in the late spring of 2011. The summer and fall went by in the milky haze a newborn brings to a home. I even took a long vacation away f...
In the garden
The Garden is put to bed for the forever winter
As gardeners, we intuitively know there is a time for renewal. There is definite life cycle, sprout, seedling, production, decline, then finally off to th...
The Garden at Liberty
Home Run Rose is the Season Opener!
Home Run Rose While enjoying the warm company of other garden professionals and enthusiasts, along with lunch and the (frozen) lakefront view of the Chic...
Hi all. Just want to let you know that I am still here. It has been such a long time since I posted and for that I am sorry. I have missed it, but mostly ...
On the Shores of Lake Chicago
Pond Tour, 3 pm
The crowds have been sparse today: only 4 groups have stopped by today. The pond is looking pretty good and the rain refreshed the garden, but the chickens...
In case some of you did not know the Bloomerang Lilacs reblooms twice a year are now available at the Home Depot. About $19.95 for a one gallon pot size a...
Chicago Gardeners Journal
Rain, Rain, and SNOW
Well this week has been rain and more rain. We have had some thunderstorms and now I hear that tonight and possibly tomorrow we might see some snow. Well a...
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