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The Five Best Native Blue Flowers
CLEOPATRA: Is it true that when Caesar caught you on that island, you were painted all over blue? BRITANNUS: Blue is the color worn by all...
advocates for urban agriculture chicago
AUA at the Good Food Festival (March 13-15)!
AUA presents Good Food Commons Micro Workshops and Moving Beyond the Fork: Effectively Engaging Policy Change (Panel) Saturday, March 15 AUA is partne...
Suddenly I Seed
Too nice! A review of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
I ripped through this book the first night after receiving it in the mail. Think this will be a positive review? *The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden *...
The Real McCoy
I have collected McCoy pottery for many years and use the vases and containers throughout my home. It is whimsical, in many colors, and has been priced we...
Oh What A Beautiful Garden - Chicagoland
Making More Dahlias
Mike is up to something. He disappears into the basement for hours at a time. He does that regularly this time of year. He becomes the mad scientist in h...
The Apartment Farm
The Flight of The Geese
Sounds like some odd, maybe slightly trendy ballet, doesn’t it? But I noticed the weirdest thing the other night when I was driving to the grocery store af...
The Weedpatch Gazette
Garfield Park Conservatory and Mothers Trust Foundation: Congratulations
Garfield Park Conservatory, located on the far west side of Chicago not too far from Oak Park, is one of my favorite places. I love love love the fern room...
Chicago Master Gardener
A Dirty Dozen - Plants to keep out of your garden!
Keeping invasives out - to make room for these beauties!I'm making my spring garden to-do list and I notice that many of the tasks involve getting rid of ...
Seed Starting Workshop Tonight in Chicago
Clever Community Garden Theft Deterrents…
Walking Through a Cornfield in Norfolk
"A Norfolk Hedgerow" by Edward Seago In October, I went to visit my friend the British historian and her husband at their home in Norfolk, England. I hadn’...
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...
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
Plants living in their own debris aka mulching in place
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 ...
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...
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