skip to main
skip to sidebar
Lake Chicago Shores
The gardener at
On the Shores of Lake Chicago
hasn't gotten around to submitting a bio but I thought I'd at least publish a link here on her behalf for the work she's doing on CSF.
Chicago Gardeners Flickr Pool
Twitter Updates/Mini Blog
follow me on Twitter
Recenty updated Chicago Gardeners Blogs
Weekend Garden Notes, April 20, 2014
Getting the Garden in Shape It was a beautiful weekend, and I’m very pleased with myself for all the spring garden chores I accomplished. For starters, cut...
Resurrection Plant Rose of Jericho
If you're the kind of gardener that likes to grow holiday-themed houseplants, allow me to introduce you to resurrection plant, also known as Rose of Jerich...
The Apartment Farm
Friday Infographic: All About Easter!
It’s been awhile since we had a neat infographic, isn’t it? Today’s is all about Easter, because “unlike Valentine’s Day, Easter doesn’t mind if you buy yo...
Chicago Master Gardener
Wildflowers and Native Plants of Peru - A Tourist view
Native Plants flowering at Machu Picchu, PeruFrom adventure traveler to casual tourist, the Inca Trail provides an unforgettable experience. I traveled it ...
Part 2 – Plants living in their own debris aka mulching in place
advocates for urban agriculture chicago
SAVE THE DATE: AUA Spring Gathering Wednesday, May 14!
Mark Wednesday, May 14 in your calendars, everybody! AUA will be hosting its next Quarterly Gathering at the Arturo Velasquez Institute from 6 to 9PM, and...
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Enjoy It Anyway
The birds are singing, they don’t care, An inch of snow is everywhere. They’ll sing their song till day is done, Whether or not the snow is gone. I’ll fo...
April is Poetry Month 2014: Kumin's "The Brown Mountain"
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...
Gardening with History
As you may know, our original garden at Peterson and Campbell was a WW2 Victory Garden. Our name "Peterson Garden" comes from that location. The "Project" ...
The Weedpatch Gazette
What Does Your Veg Garden Grow?
I lost a month! Somehow with all the gloom and gray and snow, I was totally shocked the other night when I started thumbing through the Chicago Botanic Gar...
Suddenly I Seed
Spring Break Birding
Posts are coming few and far between. Despite the cold weather, folks have their eye on summer and my landscape design clients are picking up. The GardenWo...
I attended a workshop with the Garden Writers at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and enjoyed hearing about new perennial introductions. Many years we b...
For Love of George
*Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winterLittle darling, it feels like years since *(I've)* been here . . .* *~* George Harrison Not* th...
Seed Starting Workshop Tonight in Chicago
a modest plot
I know it has been a very long time since I have written. Fall 2013 gardening took a back seat to many personal and work obligations, but despite my not pa...
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...
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...
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...
Urban Habitat Chicago › home
CSF Committee Members
My Skinny Garden
Lake Chicago Shores
Chicago Gardener Resources
Chicago Sustainable Backyard Program: Rebates on Rain Barrels & Compost Bins.
Free Manure Share-IL
Cook County Extension
Ask a Master Gardener
Free Wood Chip Mulch
Ask a Master Composter
Chicago Tree Resources
Chicago Citizen Scientist
Garden Centers in Chicago
Sources for Pest & Diseases
Agriculture Projects in Chicago
To Join The Chicago Gardeners Blog Roll Contact
Chicagoans Vote & Get Free Seeds. Click On Image.