Archive for February, 2012

Beginner’s pluck: Easy garden plants

New gardeners can give themselves a head start with smart plant choices

Continue Reading February 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM Leave a comment

Should gardeners be concerned about the warm winter?

You may have seen some buds swelling in the garden or bulb foliage peeking up. Flower buds on vernal witch hazels are starting to swell at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Continue Reading February 11, 2012 at 8:01 AM Leave a comment

Smart Seed Starting

Seeds of many species can be sown outdoors once the ground thaws. But others—especially annuals and vegetables that come from places with a longer growing season than Chicago—are best given a head start inside where it’s warm, beginning in late February or March for some plants.

Continue Reading February 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM Leave a comment

2011 Garden Walk Pictures are finally posted.

Remember back to a sunny warm day in July when we had our Irving Park Garden Club Garden Walk and Pot Luck Luncheon.
Sorry it took me so long to get them posted.
Enjoy!

Click on the page:  2011 Garden Walk

February 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM Leave a comment

Think Spring! Shade loving plants.

Made for the shade: Beautiful gardens that don’t depend on sunshine

Continue Reading February 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment

Goings on at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Looking for great compost you can make in your own kitchen? Come to this workshop, learn about worm composting, and leave with your very own kitchen composting bin, complete with worms.

Continue Reading February 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM Leave a comment


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