I’ll be traveling in February and hope to see this at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, located between terminals 2 and 3. Food grown in the airport’s urban garden is served in the airport restaurants! More at NBC.
A Little Bit About Gardening
Archive for January, 2012
This past week, the USDA announced a new map that lets you find your zone specific to your zip code. I’ve thought Chicago was all zone 5b, but I’m happy to announce my move into 6a. What does that mean? Well, it’s a warmer zone, so possibly plants that might not survive in zone 5b [...]
With winter comes ice, a dangerous situation for pleasant pedestrians on your walkways. All de-icers, even the “green ones,” have a salt in them. The harm that de-icers and salts do you your vegetation and the little paws of pups may not be worth it: burning your plants, building up in the soil, eventually making [...]
Living in the Midwest, we are blessed with the Great Lakes. A huge resource, that sometimes, we forget is here. Yesterday, on WBEZ’s 848 , they spoke with Loreen Niewenhuis about her book, A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman’s Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan. Her talk sounded like it was [...]
It’s warm today, a high of 52 degrees…and it’s January 6th. My garden is confused. I’ve got daffodils shooting up, English Primrose with flowers budding, and seeds sprouting. It’ll be interesting to see how the actual Spring fairs with all this growth now, assuming it will be stopped by cold temperatures…maybe?
We just got snow last night and what perfect timing…all the seed catalogs seem to be coming my way with every winter day. I thought I’d share R.H. Shumway. The old-timey-ness is just plain endearing with little caricatures and drawings throughout. Flipping through the pages, you get transported into a different time. Postcards of the [...]