Category: How-to

How to Make Seed Bombs

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This spring I’ve been hosting workshops where I’ve been teaching gardeners across Chicago how to make seed bombs.  There are as many seed bomb recipes are there are gardeners. This is the method I like to use to make seed bombs at workshops because it’s quick, easy and there’s less mess to clean up. See... Read more »

Seed Starting Workshop Tonight in Chicago

Free seed starting workshop tonight in Chicago at Luther Memorial Church hosted by the Manor Garden Club. The garden club’s meetings are held in the lower level of the church and start at 7:30pm. I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to start seeds. If you want to bring your own seeds and seed starting... Read more »

How to Grow Poppies From Seeds

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I love growing poppies in my garden, and I am always recommending other gardeners do it too. But it seems like a lot of gardeners who visit my post on sowing poppy seeds, and even gardeners I know in real life, have trouble getting poppy seeds to germinate in the garden. So I’ve put together... Read more »
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How to Pollinate an Amaryllis Flower

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Here’s  garden video I made show how I pollinate Amaryllis bulbs in my indoor garden. These big, unique blooms are a perfect way to get started with pollinating blooms by hand to produce seeds. It’s easy to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of an Amaryllis. You’ll see what the Amaryllis seed pods... Read more »
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