Category: Plants on TV

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 »

Burpee Home Gardens aims for Twitpic Gardeners

On a beautiful summer day a happy young woman walks through her lush garden with a basket in her hand. While surveying the paradise that she’s created for herself she notices that her tomato plants are crowded with delicious red tomatoes. The look of contentment on her face turns to sheer joy at the sight... Read more »

'Botany of Desire' Left me Wanting More

Last week, like many gardeners, I sat down to watch the Botany of Desire documentary on PBS. Not having read Michael Pollan’s book I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was expecting a lot because it was so heavily hyped among blogs and Twitter accounts I follow. My first reaction to the two-hour-long documentary... Read more »

The Botany of Desire Documentary

WTTW 11 will be airing The Botany of Desire, a two-hour documentary, based on the book by Michael Pollan on Wednesday October 28, 2009. The narrator, in the PBS preview released on YouTube, describes the plants being highlighted as; “Four plants that have traveled the road to success by satisfying human desires.”  These four plants... Read more »