Fall temperatures and the flowers are producing seeds! Collect some and let some fall for the birds to munch on. Just remember a few things when collecting. collect each type of seed individually store in an envelope and label with type and year store in a cool, dry, and dark place til spring share them [...]
A Little Bit About Gardening
Archive for September, 2011
It’s the time of year that’s perfect to sit by a nighttime fire. Fire pits can be as simple as buying a metal dish, or a little more work and making a permanent place in your garden. Being a distance of 25 feet from any house, garage, or deck is optimal, but living in the [...]
Home Canning Workshop from Wicker Park Garden Club Oct. 8 Home Canning Techniques Learn Techniques, Light Lunch, Take Home a Pint of Canned Good Dina Petrakis, Instructor Wicker Park Garden Club www.WPGarden.org REGISTRATION REQUIRED – $30 Pay at Door firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 278-9075 Held in a Wicker Park Home Address Given to Registered [...]
The Chicago Park District has used castor bean plants intermixed with prairie grasses to make a striking entrance to their park building. With its deeply lobed palmate leaves and a height between 6-10 feet, it’s grand, but don’t eat it! THIS PLANT’S SEEDS ARE VERY POISONOUS, AND IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO BE GROWN IN [...]
Happy seed collecting time!
This past week a friend of mine bought organic soil that had a gnat infestation. Not totally unheard of, but annoying none the less. Luckily, this pest does nothing to your plants, only annoys you. Not so great when you re-pot all your indoor plants and suddenly are swarmed by gnats. Gnats like these are [...]