Happy Feb 29th and Spring has Sprung in Chicago. My first little yellow crocus of the season. It’s been a strange winter, and makes me think I should start my seeds this week. Enjoy the growth below!
A Little Bit About Gardening
Archive for February, 2012
This Sunday, March 4th, 2-5pm at the Swedish Covenant Hospital, 2nd floor. The address is 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, IL (basically Foster and California). Trade your tomato seed for bean seed! Hosted by Peterson Garden Project.
Oh my are the chickens everywhere in East Austin! I would wake up in the morning to their chuckles. It seems Austin has embraced the backyard chicken and celebrates it with the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in early April. The benefits of chickens: great addition to your garden ecosystem local protein no need to worry [...]
If you were ever reading a paper or watching the news, you saw that Texas was on fire this past summer. With the most consecutive days over 100 degrees recorded, it was hot. It was also brown. Xeriscaping, choosing native plants that don’t consume any extra water, is popular, as it well should be, in [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day! I think I’m eager to see some Spring. While looking through old garden pictures, I found this series. One Plot/7 Days. Enjoy!
If you are like me, you’ve got a lot of houseplants from tropical to cacti, all liking a different environment. It’s best to not choose a new plant like I sometimes choose a bottle of wine. The one you find the prettiest might not be suited to the spot you have in mind. I live [...]
This past weekend, I enjoyed a quick trip to Michigan. For some reason, even though I am in Chicago and we are on the very same lake, I never see it much. Sometimes getting away from your routine can help us relax and enjoy the beauty we may be missing. I traveled to Michigan to [...]
First off, why is this happening? Thoughts on La Nina, active solar storm season, and global warming all come to one’s mind. With solar storms come beautiful auroras, that were highly visible last Tues in some parts of the world (image above is Matthew Hodges‘). Now, what can one do for the garden? Well, mostly [...]