Keeler Gardens Wins Pollinator Habitat Grant

Have you heard the news? Keeler Gardens has won a grant to build a pollinator habitat! The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation has awarded us up to $10,000 toward the creation of a native pollinator habitat to provide environmental education opportunities for students, and all community members. We will offer…

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Discussing Biophilic Design Principles

A lush garden in Texas with petunias, daylilies, and kale in the foreground with a pergola framing a mother and teenage son on a bench swing hung from the structure. The path in front of them is walled with mixed annual display beds accenting perennial lavender, catmint, and boxwood, as they wind to the right holding red feather celosia as a feature with a lush grassy lawn opening up to evergreens in a woodland garden in the distance.

We spent some time this past week on the east coast getting to know quite a few individuals and groups that are working on ways to incorporate nature into their lives. We also got a lot of really good recommendations, one of which lead us to a detailed article discussing…

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The Titan Arum Display at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Here are some more videos and pictures from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s titan arum display.  Below, Sprout is blooming with his big burgundy spathe, Alice is in fruit in her special enclosure, and a youngster is leafing out. And now the videos.  We showed you the collection of pollen in the previous post, and…

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Sprout the Titan Arum at the Chicago Botanic Garden

We recently visited Sprout, the newest star of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s titan arum display.  We were fortunate to catch a couple of videos of CBG staff collecting pollen from Sprout’s male flowers.  Pollen will be stored, frozen actually, so it can remain viable for about two years, and will be…

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