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Overwintering annuals - great rewards
This week I will start planting the containers that will go by my front door and on my back porch. I have been known to go a bit crazy with container garde...
Last Of The Container Tulips And A New Planting
As I may have mentioned, starting last week and for the remainder of May I have to be out-of-town Monday through Friday. This is what we used to call a maj...
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...
Have A Heart
When spring is late like it is for us in the Midwest, the Bleeding Heart is such a welcome sight in the garden. It just lingers until the weather becomes ...
Suddenly I Seed
Wordless Wednesday - Spring Woodland Plants in Bloom
*Dicentra spectabilis* 'Alba' *Mertensia virginica, Dicentra spectabilis, Anemone nemerosa* *Stylophorum diphyllum*
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Share Those Lilac Blooms
You may find this hard to believe, but only 37% of the folks in Chicagoland have a flower garden. Of that 37%, only 13% have lilacs. Of those 13%, only 7...
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Don’t forget! AUA Spring Gathering this coming Wednesday, May 15!
AUA Spring Gathering: Sharing the Harvest Wednesday, May 15 5-8PM Garfield Park Conservatory – Jensen Room 300 N Central Park Ave FREE Join us for another ...
Chicago Plant Sales in May
My Skinny Garden
On Buying Ugly Chairs Then Wanting To Run Away From Home
Please have a seat in the lobby and I'll be right with you. Oh wait, that's my living room! Here's a design tip I learned today. If you are thinking of ...
Yep - we're more than just a bit late for Wildflower Wednesday. We do have a few wild things blooming though. Just check out these colorful blooms abov...
Wicker Rooftop Chicago
Seeking Interviews for Plant Article
This photo is of an heirloom pink rose that grew, rather wildly, on my great grandparent’s farm in Northern Michigan. Abandoned and abused for over 30 year...
Make Your Own Rooting Hormone From Willow Twigs
Bonsai was my gateway drug into gardening in my late teens. I even worked in a bonsai nursery for a bit, and one of my favorite gardening tricks I picked u...
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...
For Earth Day I Wrote a Letter about the Keystone XL Pipeline (Instead of Signing a Petition)
A Little about American Quakers "You mean you folks are still around?"…"Aren't you like those people that dress in old-time clothes and have horses and bug...
Advice for New Food Gardners
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step! Here's some advice for new food gardeners with the Peterson Garden Project and beyond. Welcome to a l...
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...
The Illinois Orchid Society Show
[image: White and pink striped orchid] Phalaenopsis Taida King's Caroline It's said there are more species of orchid than any other plant on Earth, with t...
Gardening not Landscaping
Redesigning the Chicken Coop
I just came back from my second time in Southern California in a month for work and both times I was able to tack some days on to visit my friend. This tri...
The Apartment Farm
Follow Me At Agrarian Revival!
Just a friendly reminder at the beginning of a new year – I’m now writing at my new blog, Agrarian ... Continue reading
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 ...
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...
Garden payoff: On an evening like this, it all makes sense
A gentle breeze, temperate weather and thriving container plants — some in full flower, others on the cusp of revealing their beauty… Such was the scene t...
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...
Cast Your Vote For One Seed Chicago 2012
One Seed Chicago is back for another round of voting in 2012. This year's candidates vying to be the one seed for Chicago in 2012 are: basil, chamomile a...
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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