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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What Are Your Flowers Telling You?

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Cindy Harrison and Gina from Keeler Gardens.  We talked about the nature of color in a garden, the meaning of specific flowers, and creating spaces based on the color, meaning, history, and emotion of plants.

Urban Farms and Edible Gardens with The Talking Farm

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Gina from Keeler Gardens, Ed Caplan, and special guest, Farmer Matt from The Talking Farm, an urban production farm in Skokie, IL. You can meet Matt at the Lurie Garden's free adult lecture "Urban Agriculture Success Story: The Talking Farm" on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Lurie…

Flower and Garden Shows from the USA to the UK #KeelerGardens

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Gina from Keeler Gardens, Ed Caplan ✅☯☺, Richard Taylor, and Don Bristow Here are some of the shows we mentioned: 3/4-3/6/16 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, Minneapolis, MN 3/4-3/6/16 Spring Home & Garden Show, Charlotte, NC 3/2 - 5/30/16 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, Orlando,…