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, text that the person is using to document or express their desire to to get their hands in the earth. 

K-Town Homestead: On Sharing the garden wealth.

Hawk3ye: Mystery ‘chive’.

The Suburban Gardener: Crinum Ellen Bosanquet
On the Shores of Lake Chicago: Pond Tour, 3pm.
Fitzfab: Succulent bowl
Ecological Gardening: Power Down.
Amyrose13 New Tomatoes.
Prairie Garden: Zinnia
Life Among the Leaves: Leftovers.
Chicago Northern Exposure: Back in Business.
Links will be chosen at random from social networking sites I use, blogrolls on my various blogs, or from people who comment on this blog. Either way, the only reason behind choosing them is because something about the link propelled me to share it.  So, check out what your fellow gardeners in the Chicagoland area are up to. Maybe you’ll find a blog you like, a plant you didn’t grow or some inspiration. Due to time restraint links may not be all encompassing, comments, blogroll(s) members, people I follow on social networking sites. 


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  • Mr. Brown Thumb! Thanks for sharing a link to my blog. Look forward to checking out everyone else.

    By the way, have question for you and your readers. Been toiling over my vegetable garden, watering, and weeding (okay, that one may be an exaggeration). As many of us are aware Mother Nature got carried away with flooding yesterday and my alley certainly flooded and it put my vegetable plants under water ...still are in fact. If the plants survive, in your opinion is it safe to eat the fruit (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and peppers) or am I S.O.L.? The main concern is a did smell gas in the water which probably originated from neighbors lawn mowers. Any thoughts?

  • In reply to PrairieGarden:

    We flooded too -- no bad smells though, and no sewage either. Therefore, I am going to eat everything that survives. Looks like my zucchini took the worst hit.

  • In reply to PrairieGarden:

    Thanks for the link love MBT! And thanks for the other links - I haven't visited a few of these blogs yet.

  • In reply to PrairieGarden:

    No garden flooding here and I've reached out to the Cook County Master Gardeners but I'm awaiting a reply. I did however see Ron Wolford post this link on Twitter that has some suggestions about gardens and produce that has been flooded. Hope this helps.

  • In reply to PrairieGarden:

    K-Town and SSGardenGirl, you're both welcomed.

  • Hey! Thanks for the shout out. I was proud of that post -- really got at the heart of my feelings about gardening in Chicago -- I'm glad at least YOU liked it :) Hope you had a nice Sunday -- finally a good day for gardening!

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