Category: Chicago Gardener Resources

Chicago Garden Walks 2012

Chicago Garden Walks 2012
  I’ve only been attending garden walks around Chicago very recently, but they’re quickly becoming my favorite source for garden inspiration. If you have a suggestion for a garden walk Chicagoans to attend you can leave it in the comments. Sign into ChicagoNow with your Facebook or ChicagoNow account to comment. June The Historic Pullman... Read more »

Chicago Plant Sales 2012

Chicago Plant Sales 2012
Back in April I wrote an article on Chicago Plant Sales for the Chicago Tribune. If you haven’t read it, and are new to gardening and shopping at plant sales check it out. If you’re a group or community garden that is looking to publicize a plant sale this spring or summer check out the... Read more »

Native Plant Sales & Wildlife Gardening Workshops in Chicago 04/12

Native Plant Sales & Wildlife Gardening Workshops in Chicago 04/12
  Don’t care much about growing vegetables in your Chicago garden? Are you one of the many Chicagoans that are annoyed by the yearly planting of annuals and tropical plants that will die or be composted in the fall because they don’t survive winters in Chicago? Maybe gardening with native plants is for you. THE... Read more »
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Green & Growing Fair This Saturday

If you have never been to the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory you should make a plan to attend this year. It is the only urban gardening fair in Chicago. It’s part festival, plant sale, social gathering, and a master class on urban and community gardening in Chicago. There are workshops... Read more »

Gardening with Herbs in Chicago for the Year of the Herb

Gardening with Herbs in Chicago for the Year of the Herb
2012 is the Year of the Herb in Chicago. The candidates for this year’s One Seed Chicago election were all herbs. This year’s One Seed Chicago winner will be announced at the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 28th. Several groups and community gardens will be growing and celebrating this... Read more »

Antique Fair at Chicago Botanic Garden & New Gardening TV Show This weekend

Looking for something garden-related to do this weekend? The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting their annual Antiques & Garden Fair. One-day ticket: $14/$17 Members pay the lower fee listed. Children under 16 free with an adult. Tickets available online and at the Visitor Center. Nobody can say that Mike Nowak has a face for radio, because someone... Read more »
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Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those tulips you see planted in parks and planters around the Loop? Maybe you’ve seen them being planted or being taken out after the blooms have faded and thought that they’re just trashed or composted. The truth is that every spring the City of Chicago and Chicago... Read more »

Community Gardening in Chicago

Over the winter I wrote an article on community gardening in Chicago for the Chicago Tribune. The article was/is aimed at new gardeners and Chicagoans who are interested in joining a community garden in Chicago, but don’t know where to look for one, or what to expect from joining an established community garden.  If you live in... Read more »

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success
On Sunday I hosted the first seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The event was a success because of the volunteers like My Skinny Garden, Garden Girl, How Does Your Garden Grow?, Growing in Chicago, Laura Young of the Lurie Garden, and Jessica, president of the Forest Park Community Garden who brought... Read more »
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Grafting Fruit Trees with Midwest Fruit Explorers.

Event Description: Find out what grafting fruit tress is all about. Learn the the whys and hows with experienced grafters. We will also have an impressive amount of scion wood available for grafting. If you’d like more information about grafting see the Grafting Page. Date: Sunday March 25, 2012 Setup Time: 9:00 am to 12... Read more »