One of my favorite places to get inspiration for my garden is the Chicago Botanic Garden. It’s one of the places I mentioned when I was recently asked, “What is Chicago known for?” If you know me, then you know I had to talk about Chicago’s gardens when asked that question. I love the wayContinue reading “Chicago Botanic Garden Memories”
Tag Archives: Flower Gardening
Tour of My Gardens
The best part of the garden walk was seeing and talking to my newsletter readers, social media followers, and garden club friends.
To get the most blooms on your lilacs, prune them right after blooming each year.
Hardening Off Plants
Spring is an exciting time because I can start planting cool-season crops. It’s also a frustrating time as the weather changes from one extreme to another. Within one week we’ve had lows of 28°F and highs of 81°F. That’s why you need to know the best time for planting different kinds of seeds and transplantsContinue reading “Hardening Off Plants”
Sow What about Seed Swapping
January 30, 2021, was National Seed Swap Day. Don’t worry if you missed it because there are many seed swapping opportunities throughout the year. Gardeners have, of course, been swapping seeds for ages. And we certainly don’t limit this activity to one day a year! I wrote about making your own seed packets in my newsletterContinue reading “Sow What about Seed Swapping”