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Mutiny In the Garden
Originally the title of this post was going to be "Inconvenient Duck". You see Taffy the duck that visits our pond each spring decided to set up a nest an...
May Day Flowers
In a recent post I shared my mixed feelings about leaving home for a short vacation at a time when so much is happening so fast in the garden. Upon my retu...
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AUA Spring Gathering: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Join us for an afternoon outside to exchange food and recipes, photos, stories, and seeds! Building on the success of last year’s spring cross-cultural exc...
Ethics and Ecosystem Interactions: Why Reconciliation Ecology Matters
The problem with ecosystem interactions Here’s a phrase that’s lately been haunting me: “the extinction of ecosystem interactions.” I first encountered it ...
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
The Hummingbirds Are Coming!
I put out my hummingbird feeder today. It is early, but I suffer from intense positivity. I also suffer from internet exposure. Fortunately, the internet...
Chicago Master Gardener
For the love of Irises
Springtime means irises and I'm lucky to have many varieties in my garden. Did you know that name iris comes from the Greek work for rainbow. I have a plu...
The Weedpatch Gazette
Oh, Brother, Here We Go…Pray for the Monarchs…the Whales…the Birds…and Us
Did you ever read “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver? It is a wonderful book. In one part, she vividly describes the eerie scene when snow and ice fal...
Easy Plants to Grow From Seed
Do you want to start plants from seeds, but lack experience or confidence? Don't worry, a lot of gardeners start out that way. Growing plants from seeds ca...
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...
a modest plot
Fermented radish pickles my way
The fermented pickles came out much better than I could have imagined. I feel like I need to have a dedicated radish tag. Or maybe I should start a radish ...
How to Make Seed Bombs
My Skinny Garden
Super Easy Potluck Finger Sandwiches With Homemade Pimento Cheese
When it comes to potlucks I have two options in my wheelhouse. If it's a snacky type potluck I dump a bottle of cocktail sauce over a block of cream cheese...
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...
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...
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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