Posts tagged "What to plant in Chicago"

Tropical Hibiscus Mistake

Tropical Hibiscus Mistake
From my window I can see into my neighbor’s garden that they started this year. I’ve been admiring a tropical hibiscus they planted because it has been blooming and the flaming red flower screams out for admiration. From the sidewalk the blooming shrub is hidden by a morning glory vine that has ensconced their fence.... Read more »

Starting a Garden: Cultivating Garden Soil

Starting a Garden: Cultivating Garden Soil
A family member of mine recently moved into a new house and wants to start an ornamental garden. I agreed to help because I figured it would make a good garden project for this blog to document the creation of a garden. Also, this gives me an opportunity to see if I can create a... Read more »

Free Tulips from "Tulips on The Magnificent Mile"

If you missed out on TulipMania at the Garfield Park Conservatory like I did, the Greater North Michigan Avenue Associaton is giving you a second chance to get some tulip bulbs for your garden. On June 4, 2010 between 10AM and 3PM the GNMAA in partnership with the North Michigan Avenue commercial properties and Moore Landscapes... Read more »
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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 »

Garden at Night, Plant a Moon Garden

Recently, on Facebook I mentioned that I don’t really get any work done until the evening and late at night is when I feel my most creative. A friend suggested that I plant a moon garden to combine my nocturnal and gardening activities.   What is a Moon Garden?  A moon garden is a series... Read more »

"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 »
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Garden Book: "Bulb" by Anna Pavord

Earlier this month, I was offered a review copy of Bulb by Anna Pavord and the chance to talk to the author on the phone while she was visiting the U.S. to tape The Martha Stewart show. I have to admit I wasn’t aware of her bestselling book, The Tulip, but as a grower of... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden Green Roof Garden

Hope for the Healing Planet exhibit Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2009. Click for larger view. If you visited the Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2009 and walked the Hope for the Healing Planet exhibit of the Chicago Botanic Garden you got a preview of the green roof at the Botanic Garden’s Rice Plant Conservation... Read more »

Sprout Home Plant Sale '09

Stopped by Sprout Home’s plant sale yesterday to see what kind of deals they had. Here is what I discovered: Herbs 50% offSummer Annuals 75%Trees and Shrubs 25%-50% off70 of their larger trees are 50% offPerennials 25% offOutdoor gardening tools 25% off The dwarf conifers and evergreens at 25% off are probably the best deal... Read more »
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City Escape Plant Sale '09

Visited City Escape yesterday to see what they had on sale. Here is what I spotted: Annuals 50% offHanging baskets 50% offHerbs 50% offBlooming tropicals 75% offPerennials 25% off If the tropical hibiscus growing as standard topiaries are part of the “blooming tropicals” sale then they have to be the best deal I saw. They... Read more »