Posts filed under ‘Nature Notes’

Goings on at the Garfield Park Conservatory

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance offers a myriad of programs designed to help you get closer to nature in the city.

Continue Reading January 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

How to Compost your leaves.

Your leaves are gold! Don’t throw them away. They contain nutrients that, when returned to the soil, improve pH, build organic matter, and literally feed your plants. Here’s how you can turn that gold into green:

Continue Reading October 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM Leave a comment

Managing Stormwater: A Case Study in DIY Rain Garden Design

Learn how you can turn stormwater runoff into a resource by installing an urban rain garden. We will walk you through the design and construction of CNT’s Rain Garden Educational Facility

Continue Reading September 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM Leave a comment

I had a hummingbird visit my deck tonight.

Weird that he came to eat at this late hour. I thought they were drawn to the color RED but these are purple petunias.

Continue Reading September 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM Leave a comment

How to Propagate Geraniums for FREE

Propagating geraniums by taking cuttings is an easy way to multiply your plants and an ideal plant to clone.

Once you master the basics of propagating geraniums, no geranium plant will be safe from your garden pruner!

Continue Reading June 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM Leave a comment

The beauty of pollination video. Beautiful!

Worth watching!

Continue Reading April 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM Leave a comment

The Bloomingdale Trail is coming to Chicaago.

From an architectural and design perspective, being able to reuse a part of our industrial heritage and being able to turn it into this cool new park is very exciting. It’s like the ultimate recycling.”

Continue Reading April 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM Leave a comment

Bald Eagles 1, Chicago Police Gun Range 0

It’s back to the drawing board for the Chicago Police Department’s plans to build an outdoor firing range on the Southeast side, thanks to a pair of bald eagles who decided to call the proposed site home

Continue Reading March 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM Leave a comment

Jump Start your SUMMER BULBS!

Elephant ears, Cannas, Callas and Dahlias (all summer bulbs) can be started indoors 6-8 weeks prior to our last frost date. Plants will mature much earlier; you’ll enjoy a beautiful show all summer.

Continue Reading March 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM Leave a comment

Old Fashioned Favorites and Bleeding Heart

Bleeding heart
Delicate-looking foliage and heart-shaped flowers make this bloom a captivating spring favorite.

Continue Reading March 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM Leave a comment

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