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BEE One in a Million

National Pollinator Week is coming quickly – June 18-24 – and the National Pollinator Garden Network needs your help to reach their goal of one million gardens for pollinators in the Million Pollinator Garden Project. Who is the National Pollinator Garden Network? In the fall of 2014, a group of nonprofit organizations got together to… Continue reading BEE One in a Million

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Garden of Jenny Stocker

Rain had fallen like cats and dogs most of the morning, but the rain stopped when a bus, filled with garden bloggers, arrived at the garden of Jenny Stocker. We were so fortunate to experience her magnificent landscape without umbrellas. Jenny’s garden was one of the best examples of a landscape divided into garden rooms… Continue reading Garden of Jenny Stocker

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Start Dahlias Indoors for Earlier Blooms in the Garden

Even though spring is reluctant to make an appearance so far this year, there is plenty of gardening going on indoors at my house. Last weekend, seed starting continued and overwintered tubers of dahlias, freed from their winter hibernation in the basement, were planted. Dahlias are flamboyant performers. Their flowers bloom in a rainbow of… Continue reading Start Dahlias Indoors for Earlier Blooms in the Garden

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show: A Breath of Spring

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show was a welcome sight for my winter weary eyes. Although the show was more theatre than actual gardens, it was chockfull of ideas and inspiration for gardeners of all types. Here’s a recap through this gardener’s eyes. A garden by Aquascape Inc. featured the sound of rushing water. I… Continue reading Chicago Flower & Garden Show: A Breath of Spring