Posts tagged "Lurie Garden"

Lurie Garden Salvia River

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As I type this the weather for the weekend in Chicago is looking rather rainy. If you’re downtown on Friday you should make sure to make a trip to see the Lurie Garden Salvia River which looks really nice this time of year. If you can’t make it to the garden, check out this short... Read more »

Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale

Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale
If you’re looking for something to do with kids on Friday, September 14 from 11-6pm because of the Chicago teacher’s strike, head down to the Lurie Garden for the fall festival and plant sale. There will be crafts for kids, tours and hands-on gardening demos. You’ll be among the first to buy plants from a... Read more »

Blog Updates and Chicago Garden Events This Weekend

They’ve been making some updates to ChicagoNow and one of them is RSS feeds. You can subscribe to this blog via RSS by clicking this link. Alternately, you can enter your email in the Email subscription box on the left. It is powered by Feedburner and you’ll only get Emails with news posts here. You... Read more »
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Chicago Gardening Events for May 2011

Chicago Gardening Events for May 2011
May brings us a perfect opportunity to buy plants in Chicago for your garden during several plants sales. Organic vegetable seedlings, tomato plants, native plants and even plants for container gardens will all be available at several plants sale throughout the city. Below are dates times and plants available at plant sales for the Lurie... Read more »

Love in the Lurie Garden

Love in the Lurie Garden
During the spring and summer months the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park is prime courting and breeding grounds for many species in our area. You can observe red-winged black birds, bees, butterflies, plants and even, uh, humans engaging in mating rituals. Sometimes, the public displays of affection can be too much to stomach when you’re... Read more »

Seed Swap and Sweet Saturdays

Seed Swap and Sweet Saturdays
Lurie Garden Seed Swap February 12, 2011.  1st floor Garland Room Chicago Cultural Center Get ready for spring as you share seeds and information with fellow gardeners. Led by Lurie Garden staff who will be on hand to provide seeds and tips for planting and germination. 10AM-NOON. Free, pre-register by calling Lurie Garden office at... Read more »
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Garden Blogging: Porting Your Garden Journal to the Digital Age.

Garden Blogging: Porting Your Garden Journal to the Digital Age.
I’m conducting a free workshop at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday October 3, 2010 for the Lurie Garden. The workshop is schedule to run from 10am-12pm in the 1st floor Garland Room, which is closest to the Washington Street entrance and across from the Project Onward gallery. In this workshop I’ll discuss the different... 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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National Public Gardens Day

The Second Annual National Public Gardens Day is May 7, 2010. National Public Gardens Day was created to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in our lives.   Do gardens like the Chicago Botanic Garden need their own special day? After speaking with Paul James, the spokesperson for National... Read more »