From the moment you enter this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden show, you know you are in for a treat. Paying homage to Navy Pier’s 100th birthday, the entrance garden features Chicago landmarks, pink and white roses, lush ferns and purple Senetti pericallis. I love the exhibits of tulips, hyacinths and roses. I am more… Continue reading Gardens of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
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
When temperatures start to warm, gardeners can’t wait to get their gardening itches scratched. We imagine our tools in their sheds eager, too: shovels twitching to start digging; rototillers giddy at the thought of spinning their tines through the soil; and garden gloves dancing with joy to dig in the dirt again. One of the… Continue reading Don’t Work in Wet Soil!
Plants are wacky and wild and cool. I love every one. How about you? Let’s look at begonias and okra and spruce. These would have been favorites of our Dr. Seuss. Some plants have buds fuzzy and fun. Some plants have pods that are second to none. Some plants have branches spiraling out of control.… Continue reading Plants Dr. Seuss Would Love
We have all heard about the importance of the bones of our landscapes. We have read dozens of magazine articles, listened to countless lectures, and studied them on garden walks. Never are the bones of the garden more evident than in winter. Without the distraction of flowers and foliage, the skeleton of the landscape is… Continue reading Gardens Need Good Bones