Archive for February, 2012
New gardeners can give themselves a head start with smart plant choices
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.
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.
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.
Click on the page: 2011 Garden Walk
Made for the shade: Beautiful gardens that don’t depend on sunshine
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.