Tag: Raised beds

Chicagoans Don't Fear Soil, Just Bad Gardening Advice

The weekend that the Chicago Flower & Garden Show opened Mike Nowak had Michele Owens, of Garden Rant, on his radio show to promote her book, Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. Mike started the segment by giving the book and author high praise. Then irony... Read more »

Curie Metropolitan High School gets a School Garden

In October of 2009 Curie Metropolitan High School got its first garden club. Marie’s Garden Club, under the supervision of teachers Jennifer Patush, Marlene Gatan and Noah Swinney Stein consists of about 15 students. Below pictures of the school garden’s ground breaking and first work day.  Two raised garden beds made from untreated cedar wood were built... 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 »