Archive for August, 2010
Andy Keller, environmental activist, is on a nationwide tour to create awareness about the waste and pollution caused by plastic bags. The tour is coming to Chicago next week!
How-to video on casting a leaf in concrete.
As you probably have noticed, the containers along Irving Park Road are in disrepair and have a very questionable remaining life span. It has been one of my dreams to replace some or all of these containers with something larger and easier to maintain. With larger containers we can plant trees, shrubs and perennials with the reasonable expectation that they will survive from year to year.
Can I really compost that? Yes you can!
By Colleen Vanderlinden | Planet Green
This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported.
Roy Diblik has no horticulture degree. He is not a landscape architect. He grew up in Berwyn, where yards were tiny patches of turf for playing baseball.
But over more than 30 years, project by project, plant by plant, Diblik, 57, has become one of the most original, sophisticated and influential plantsmen in the Midwest.
If you have visited the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park (luriegarden.org), you’ve seen plants he grew from seed. If you have been to the Art Institute of Chicago this summer and strolled by the Louis Sullivan Stock Exchange Arch, you’ve seen how he puts plants together. If you’ve gambled at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, you’ve seen a site where he combines native plants in a stylized way.
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Be sure and check out pictures of garden topiaries. Thanks Nancy Rimkus for sending these to me to post.