Posts tagged "Garden Art"

Chicago Beekeeper Hopes Graffiti Artists Tag Her Hives

Chicago Beekeeper Hopes Graffiti Artists Tag Her Hives
Is graffiti art, or vandalism? Whatever your views on tagging and graffiti, at least one Chicago beekeeper hopes graffiti artists tagg her hives. Jana Kinsman, founder of Bike a Bee, seems to have been typing out loud on Twitter recently and openly invited taggers and artists to contribute to the unique look of the many... 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 »

National Holiday Wreath Awareness Week

National Holiday Wreath Awareness Week
Photo Credit http://thegardenfaerie.com  It is estimated that every year thousands of innocent statues, sculptures and lawn ornaments fall victim to the careless disposal of holiday wreaths in the weeks after New Year’s Day. Holiday wreaths make great decorations for the home or garden, but a danger lurks behind their festive exterior. Just like birds and... Read more »
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How to Recycle a Live Christmas Tree in Chicago

How to Recycle a Live Christmas Tree in Chicago
Even though Chicago offers a Christmas tree recycling program where live Christmas trees can be dropped off at 23 locations, I noticed this weekend that some in my neighborhood aren’t taking advantage of the drop-off service. Trees are appearing in empty lots and alleys where they’re leaned up against trashcans, providing easy access to food... Read more »

"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"

"Please do not steal the Vegetables!!"
  This summer Chicagoans have been treating community gardens like personal food banks.  After spending their summer carefully cultivating fruits, herbs and vegetables, some community gardeners are being beaten to the harvest by vegetable thieves. While not as expensive as rubies, diamonds and emeralds, these tomatoes, cucumbers and melons are just as tempting and pricey. Heirloom plants and seeds... Read more »

Giant Eyeball Sculpture at Pritzker Park

Giant Eyeball Sculpture at Pritzker Park
Over the past two days crews have worked to install the 30-foot eyeball sculture, “EYE,” By Tony Tasset at Pritzker Park in the Loop. On Tuesday, I visited the area to see the fiberglass and steel sculpture go up.  While there it made me think about Pritzker Park and wonder what it was named before... Read more »
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Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Marketplace

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show this year is filled with inspiration for gardeners who like themed gardens, but it also hold some special shopping opportunities for us urban gardeners and people who garden in small spaces and lovers of unusual plants.  The D. Landreth Seed Company: creators the African-American Heritage Collection of vegetable garden seeds has a large... Read more »