Archive for May 2012

Plant Giveaways at Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Summer Events program for 2012  has been release.  There are a lot of activities and events on schedule, but being a frugal gardener this piece of the press release jumped out. I thought I would share it with you all. Plant Giveaways – Wednesdays through Sundays, continuing through October 7 In... Read more »

Chicago Plant Sales 2012

Chicago Plant Sales 2012
Back in April I wrote an article on Chicago Plant Sales for the Chicago Tribune. If you haven’t read it, and are new to gardening and shopping at plant sales check it out. If you’re a group or community garden that is looking to publicize a plant sale this spring or summer check out the... Read more »

Help 'preSERVE' Two Community Gardens This Weekend.

Help 'preSERVE' Two Community Gardens This Weekend.
Two community gardens in Chicago are in need of help this weekend. The preSERVE community garden in North Lawndale is having a workday and is in need of volunteers. Not that far from the preSERVE garden is a garden that is raising funds with a picnic and private tour of the Garfield Park Conservatory to... Read more »
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Native Plant Sales & Wildlife Gardening Workshops in Chicago 04/12

Native Plant Sales & Wildlife Gardening Workshops in Chicago 04/12
  Don’t care much about growing vegetables in your Chicago garden? Are you one of the many Chicagoans that are annoyed by the yearly planting of annuals and tropical plants that will die or be composted in the fall because they don’t survive winters in Chicago? Maybe gardening with native plants is for you. THE... Read more »

Indoor Sculpture Garden Opens in the Loop

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Yesterday’s weather in Chicago was gorgeous. I even managed to get lunch from a food truck and eat it in a plaza under the shade of some trees, and with the last of the tulips blooming. Today’s weather doesn’t look as nice, but you can still have lunch in a park even if it rains.... Read more »
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