Posts tagged "Houseplants"

Houseplants in a Chicago Window

Houseplants in a Chicago Window
It has been a couple of years since I was seriously into houseplants. Lately it seems like I’m spotting them, take this collection of houseplants in a Chicago window for example.  The picture is not the best, but it is of a window in the Pilsen neighborhood just south of Honky Tonk BBQ on Racine... Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners
Co-op Hot Sauce With Christmas around the corner you’ll soon be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the gardener on your list. This holiday season consider giving a gift that not only your gardening friend or family member will enjoy, but one that will make a difference in the lives of your fellow Chicagoans... Read more »

Houseplants for the Holidays

Houseplants for the Holidays
Are houseplants on your Black Friday Shopping list? They should be! Soon you will be looking for ways to make your home or office look more festive, or trying to think of an inexpensive gift idea for the last minute holiday party invitations and the crazy plant lady in your office you got stuck with... Read more »

Where to Buy Cacti in Chicago

Winter is a pretty good time to get into the collecting and growing cacti and succulent plants around Chicago. Pretty soon they’ll start to fill stores with outdoor furniture, potting soil, planters, spring flowers and bulbs. Before that happens there is a small window of opportunity for plant lovers who like collecting the weirdly shaped... Read more »

How to Kill a Poinsettia

I can’t think of a plant I hate more than the poinsettia. My intense hatred of this tropical plant, native to Mexico, has little to do with its association with Christmas and holiday cheer. My hatred of this plant stems from my childhood and spotting it in the windows of burger joints, Laundromats and storefront... Read more »

Propagating Plants Through Cuttings

Propagating plants through cuttings and growing them inside during the winter to plant out in your garden next spring is an easy way to save a few dollars. When I started gardening taking cuttings, or clippings as some call it, always intimidated me until I discovered how easy it was to do. For this example... Read more »

Weekend Gardening Chores

Like always I’m waiting until it is really late in the season to start on my fall gardening chores. This weekend I plan to tackle several of them and get them out of the way. Today I’m bringing in my houseplants that are still outside, if you live in an outlying suburb of Chicago there... Read more »
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