Spring is in the air at Navy Pier. The Chicago Flower & Garden show began last Saturday and continues through Sunday, March 26. There are many reasons to take your green thumbs to the show. Here are the top five: See beautiful gardens. The garden designed and built by Aquascape Inc. is worth the price… Continue reading 5 Reasons to go to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Succulents are all the rage, and I love the look of birch. I knew it would be fun to do this birch log planter filled with succulents as a wintertime project. With the birch log held firmly in place, a four-inch diameter birch pole was cut a little more than four feet long using a… Continue reading Birch Log Planter with Succulents
There isn’t much better than reading a book about gardening on a cold, dreary winter day. It gets the gardening juices flowing. One idea leads to another and pretty soon pen is to paper feverishly making notes of possible plans, plants and projects. I was excited to sit down the other day with 101 Organic… Continue reading 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden – A Book Review
It is so easy to get carried away when ordering seeds – believe me, I know. I have seeds saved in a Seed Keeper bin, a shopping bag, and a cabinet in my office. Save yourself from extreme seed shopping. Before you even consider placing an order for seeds this year, take an inventory of… Continue reading Can You Plant Old Seeds?
When we built our pond almost fifteen years ago, I constructed two small flagstone patios – one tiny space just off the deck outside the master bedroom and a larger patio where a glider bench beckons folks to sit a spell as they move from the family room deck to the backyard. I love the… Continue reading Planting Thyme in Flagstone Patios