Sorry about the lack of updates on here at Chicago Garden, but this year I got a gig writing at TreeHugger, and combined with the mrbrownthumb garden blog, and my Twitter account, and Facebook gardening page--I just couldn't keep up with another blog. Hopefully, I'll do a better job of scheduling myself and finding time to come up with things to blog about here.
For now, I'll let you in on my winter gardening schedule. Just because it is winter doesn't mean that gardening has to end.
When I need a fix of flowers, greenery, the smell of warm, moist earth...I head over to the Chicago Park District's Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Conservatory. Both hold really great winter flower shows, and the LPC even had a model train that runs through one of the halls. Visiting these two locations are my favorite thing to do in January and February. If I'm not mistaken, I think both are also open on Christmas and New Year's Day. So if you need to get rid of your family and out of town guests, give them a bus pass and directions to the conservatories.
Chicago Honey Coop has their beginner beekeeping class in January.
The Wicker Park Garden Club always has a really nice schedule of lectures and workshops, including a seed starting workshop, over the winter. Learn something, design your own garden, and meet some gardeners and count the days until spring arrives.
March brings us the Chicago Flower & Garden Show along with Macy's Flower Show.
Know of other winter gardening events going on Chicago? Feel free to leave them in the comments. Note: You can log in and comment with either a ChicagoNow account, or a Facebook account.