Perennials For Your Display Garden

So this post will wrap up the travel series showing a bunch of perennials we saw on our trip to The Berkshire Botanical Garden, which, by the way, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the nation! Here are two exceptional plants, each special in their own way.  The first…

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Annuals For Your Summer Display

Back from our travels we found so many wonderful plants to share with you.  Make sure you click on the pictures to really see the plants up close.  These plants were all found at The Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbrigde, Massachusetts.  This post will cover annuals you can use for a display garden.…

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Vegetable Gardens in Containers

Let’s spend some time talking about growing vegetables, specifically container vegetable gardens.  You can have a vegetable garden anywhere in containers, on a roof, a deck, and even inside.  Here are a few tips. Each plant needs a big pot -14 inches or wider.  The bigger the pot, the less…

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Drought Tolerant Plants

This will be our last installment on gardening in drought conditions (for now), just a few final points. Although we’ve experienced a pretty heavy drought in the Chicago area this summer, in any given summer (and for that matter any given garden), there are times and areas that require drought tolerant plants.  If…

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Introductions

In my excitement I neglected to even introduce myself.  For now, know that I am Gina.  I have decent size city lot in Chicago, on which I have built a haven.  I have been consumed, in a good way, by my garden for the past 5 years.  I hope what…

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