Posts tagged "Spring Flowers"

Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend

Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend
There are a few events on my garden calendar that let me know that winter is almost over. The first is the Spring Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  The show runs from Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, May 8th. As a hater of poinsettias I generally avoid the conservatory during the winter and... Read more »

When to Plant Tulips in Chicago

When to Plant Tulips in Chicago
Gardening in Chicago during the month of October entails planting spring flowering bulbs. On these chilly days we dig holes and submerge bulbs and cover them with soil. For many gardeners this may be the last gardening chore of season. Then is it a matter of waiting until spring when the ground warms up and... Read more »

Planting Tulips With a Purpose

Planting Tulips With a Purpose
“Tulipa Maggie Daley” courtesy of GNMAA. Tulip planting season has arrived in Chicago and while you’re placing orders or searching garden centers for bulbs, I’d like you to consider two pink tulips.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society’s Plant It Pink campaign is aimed at raising awareness in the fight against... Read more »
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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 »

Where to Buy Spring Bulbs for Your Garden

I did a quick tour of Home Depot and Menards to see what they were selling this year in terms of spring garden bulbs. These are the bulbs, corms and rhizomes, you plant between now and before the ground freezes, that will bloom in the spring. Home Depot had the standard fare like tulips, daffodils,... Read more »