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A Few More Non-Gardening Books
Some more books I’ve read recently: Gettysburg: the Last Invasion, by Allen Guelzo This retelling of the pivotal American Civil War battle is engrossing ev...
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USDA-NRCS Announces $300,000 for Cook County Urban Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces $300,000 in financial and technical assistance for Cook County a...
The Weedpatch Gazette
Saving Sea Turtles by Improving Shrimp Boat Nets
Faithful readers of The Weedpatch Gazette will recall that I’ve veered away from plants and land conservation several times to write about how to save enda...
Chicago Master Gardener
Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin Historic Prison (Review)
Hundred Year Old Prison Door - Dublin On a recent trip to Dublin I had a meeting directly across the street from what seemed to be a very large tourist att...
How to Pickle Green Tomatoes
Do you love tomatoes and just can't imagine letting any go to waste? If you have had a productive year growing tomatoes the end of the season can feel a li...
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
Come See Our Dahlias on September 10th
Its beginning to look a lot like dahlias! We’ve inviting YOU to come see them on Saturday, September 10th, from 1 PM to 4 PM. Mike and I are at 331 Fores...
“Beyond the War on Invasive Species” Offers Whole-Systems Guidance for Ecological Restoration
In 2009 two colleagues and I got permission to make an experimental “pocket prairie” on about 3,000 square feet of campus lawn. We coupled a minuscule budg...
Trumpeting in the new: Vine announces itself and season
It’s not officially summer yet, but here in Florida, I think we can call it early. If the temperatures and tropical storms on the horizon aren’t enough of ...
Mutiny In the Garden
Mar-Duke is Done!
Well I did not fill up every inch of space but I came close. I am calling the spring planting phase at Mar-Duke now done and don't plan on doing any more...
The Apartment Farm
The Season of Change
I’ll just say it right away – I’m still blogging! I am not throwing in the towel; to the contrary – I’m reinventing. Ever since we moved into a little hous...
For many years I gave up the garden after July, seemed like everything had bloomed within a month's time. I have worked for the past several years to chang...
Five (Make That 10) Heirloom Tomatoes We Can’t Live Without
Each year when the garden season ends my husband, Peter, and I have a conversation about cutting back on our gardening activities. We have a resolve. An ...
Ramble On Rose
It's done! I've finished the Breast Cancer Triathlon as of yesterday, April 22nd, 2015! I completed the 33 rounds of radiation, and I am now officially a c...
Less can mean more
Suddenly I Seed
The New Potager: The Big Reveal!
I'm so happy to finally share pics of the garden! However, we're not quite finished (always the gardener's lament)! We are still researching what material ...
Organic City Gardening
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
I always love the early blooming season of Rudbeckias.
Chicago-area Edible Garden Tour
The Sugar Beet Food Store Cooperative (“Sugar Beet Co-op”), a community based, member-owned, full service grocery store is hosting its 3rd Annual Edible...
How to Make Seed Bombs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
My Skinny Garden
Troy-Bilt Snow Thrower Giveaway
In honor of Chicago's first real stick-to-the-ground snow of 2011 and in general holiday merriment, I'm giving away a snow thrower courtesy of Troy-Bilt. ...
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...
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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