Posts tagged "Garden Inspiration"

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum
The Art in Bloom exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum is subtitled A Tribute to Art and Flowers and is a fun and beautiful location to welcome spring. I attended yesterday to hear garden author Gayla Trail talk about growing food in unusual places.   Just an hour and a half north of Chicago, The... Read more »

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 »

The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour

The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour
The North Lawndale Greening Committee Annual Garden Tour is on August 7, 2010. The tour starts at 10:00 AM at the Douglass Park Library and winds through Chicago’s west side featuring private home gardens, community gardens, urban greening projects and a bee farm.   Don’t miss your opportunity to see some of the great things... Read more »
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Chicago Gardeners 7/25/10

I’m going to try something new here and share some local gardening links. I’m not sure if I’m going to make this a weekly or monthly feature. What I want to do here is share some links from fellow Chicago gardeners. The links may be to blog posts or they may be to pictures, video,... Read more »

Garden Book: Farmer Jane

Garden Book: Farmer Jane
I  have to be honest here and admit that I accepted the review copy of this book simply because I thought the book cover was nice. When I received the book I realized it was not what I was expecting. It is a profile of 26 women involved in sustainable food movement. “Is this really... Read more »

Rich People's Small Space Gardens

Rich People's Small Space Gardens
This past weekend I attended the Dearborn Garden Walk in the Gold Coast neighborhood with what seemed like a million other people. The week leading up to the garden walk I joked on social networking sites that I was finally going to see rich people’s gardens.  I was excited about the chance to see some... Read more »
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How The Dearborn Garden Walk Transformed a Neighborhood.

How The Dearborn Garden Walk Transformed a Neighborhood.
Walking around the Gold Cost neighborhood today it is hard to imagine that this Near North neighborhood was once declared a “slum” through the Land Clearance Act of 1948. Today, the neighborhood is home to some of Chicago’s wealthiest residents, designer boutiques like Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Harry Winston, and many more. I’m not old enough... Read more »

Lurie Garden's Salvia River 2010

Lurie Garden's Salvia River 2010
The Lurie Garden’s Salvia River is in full glorious bloom. If you do one thing this weekend it should be visiting the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park to take in the sight. The Salvia River is comprised of four different varieties of 2,000 salvia plants. It was designed to mimic a flowing river. I suggest arriving... Read more »

Lurie Garden in April 2010

Lurie Garden April 09-21, 2010 Some photos of the spring blooms in the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park taken in April 2010. If you’re starting a garden in Chicago and are looking for ideas of what kinds of plants and bulbs you should plant for early spring blooms and colors visit the Lurie Garden for... Read more »
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"Spring is in the Air" at Macy's on State Street Flower Show

Macy’s “Spring is in the Air”  themed flower show on State Street is sure to lift your spirits. Below a photo gallery of today’s media preview where Da Mayor was in attendance to accept to accept a donation of 24 “Purple Prince” crabapple trees Macy’s and floral partner Green View are donating to the City... Read more »