Birds in the Garden · Herbs · Perennials

Agastache is a pollinator favorite!

Hummingbird mint, Agastache in botanical circles, is loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators, and gardeners who garden in sun.  It wasn’t until recently – the last decade or so – that the Agastache family started getting the attention it deserves. Also commonly called hyssop, they delight gardeners with their aromatic foliage, showy spikes… Continue reading Agastache is a pollinator favorite!

Annuals · Birds in the Garden · Bulbs · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY · Garden Musings · Herbs · Perennials

Garden Bloggers Fling – A Glimpse

Garden walks are awesome! We learn so much from observing how other gardeners garden. We discover new plants we just have to grow in our own gardens, original ways to combine flowers and foliage, innovative methods of growing, and fresh ideas on displaying garden décor. We may even find a solution to one of our… Continue reading Garden Bloggers Fling – A Glimpse

Container Gardening · Herbs

Grow mint in honor of National Mint Julep Day!

Today is National Mint Julep Day. Observed annually on May 30, the mint julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby. If you want to join in the celebration today, you need bourbon, sugar, water and mint leaves. While a trip to the store is necessary for the bourbon and sugar, mint can be… Continue reading Grow mint in honor of National Mint Julep Day!

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5 Reasons to go to 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

Garden Design · Herbs · Perennials

Foliage offers fragrance, too!

It is a shame fragrance is an often overlooked characteristic when we choose plants for our gardens. A scent can evoke precious memories. The first whiff of lilacs sends me time traveling to my childhood home cutting my mother’s lilacs for bouquets. The sweet perfume of peonies rouses images of my mom walking arm in… Continue reading Foliage offers fragrance, too!