Whether you say crocuses or croci, they’re looking lovely in Chicagoland. They’re just plain cheerful. The beginning of our gardens! Today, I spent about five hours adding compost, outlining a new bed or two, and trying my hand at growing poppies again. I’ve not had any luck with poppy seeds. Fingers crossed this year. I [...]
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Oh, how I wish this were happening outside. That’s what is happening in my house… still cold, grey, and hibernating… Well, it’s not the Spring we had last year, with temperatures nice and mild. But there is not a doubt in my mind that we will have more light and the warmer temperatures will [...]
As the days run a constant 70 and the nights hit the 50s, the reality of Autumn sets in. Luckily, there are still a few surprises in my garden and welcome blooms. Enjoy!
We’ve had an extremely long growing season this year. I had plants trying to come up in February? In Chicago? Yes! I recently stopped in at one of my favorite garden centers, Gethsemane, in Andersonville, and while chatting with a worker there, realized that yes, it is reload season. Annuals may be a little leggy [...]
This past Easter Sunday, I hiked the trails of the Japanese Garden and bird sanctuary at Jackson Park. The Japanese Garden is a reconstruction on the original site of the Japanese Garden from the Chicago World’s Fair 1893. In the background you can see the Museum of Science and Industry, which is the only building [...]
Yes, it’s Chicago, it’s windy (with gusts to 40 mph) and it’s 60 degrees. My garden is budding and blooming.
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!
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!