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 of garden blogs written in the City and suburbs in one hand. Today, you couldn't count all of the blogs with both hands. Of course, not all of them are active, and this blogroll doesn't include all of the blog that may be out there, but we do list most. 

In the past two years we have lost some members to different cities, and we have gained several new garden blogs too. Take a virtual garden walk throughout the Chicagoland area and visit one of the many blogs now listed at and introduce yourself and your blog.

If you're in the mood for some real garden walks in Chicago, here is a sampling of what's coming up this season. 

7th Annual Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk
Sunday, June 23, 2013 12-5pm. Tour begins at A.G Bell School 3730 N. Oakley more info

North Dearborn Association's 55th Dearborh Garden Walk
Sunday, July 21st from 12-5pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate.
For more info call 312-632-1241 or visit

31st annual Graceland West Garden Walk, Sunday, Aug. 4th, 12-5. Self-guided tour of 30 plus gardens, Master Gardeners, Composting info, area bound by Irving Park-Montrose-Ashland-Clark. Free. Pick up map at 4334 N. Greenview. For more info, email

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 and cilantro. How One Seed Chicago works: vote for your favorite of the three candidates, the seed with the most votes is deemed the winner and everyone in Chicago who votes get a free packet of seeds of the winner in the mail come spring. To vote visit the online ballot for One Seed Chicago and fill it out.

So far chamomile has received the endorsement Chicago gardeners blogroll members: 'Chicago Garden' and 'Garden Girl.' While 'Apartment Farm' has put its weight behind basil. Will you endorse a candidate on your blog and encourage your readers to vote for it? You can read the 2012 press release here, and grab yourself some One Seed Chicago graphics for a post here.

Congratulations to Chicago Gardeners blogroll member K-Town Homestead who probably had the best crop of the 2011 growing season. See why.

Chicago Gardener blogroll members check your Email inbox (spam folders in particular) in the coming weeks. Your contact information has been passed on to GreenMark Public Relations. They're handling marketing and PR for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show this year. We'll post a note closer to the show to remind you.

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