Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monthly Archives: July 2013

My Ash Was Shot Up Today!

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It’s July 23 and a relatively cool day outside, just right for giving my ash(es) an injection… …against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). If you have a large ash (this is just too hard to write without laughing), I recommend getting shots. Just so you know, our five ash trees, ranging from 10″ – 23″ in diameter, cost $645 to be injected with a two-year treatment. This reduces to an average cost of $65/tree/year. Which is a whole lot less …

The Blues on the 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July! It’s a great holiday, parades, picnics, pyrotechnics. What’s not to like? Of course, you can get the blues on the 4th of July-but in a good way, in the garden. Two bulbs must be ordered for your garden because they are indispensable and you cannot have too many of either one. First, let me introduce, Brodiaea corrina: Isn’t she beautiful? I can’t pronounce her name worth a damn (I call her “Corrina”), but these 2″ funnels …

Garden(er) Inspirations

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Last week while shopping at Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, Il, I met a lovely gentleman named Art Tanimura. Art is a part-time salesperson at Rich’s because, he explained, “It’s a hike out here in traffic, but I really like the plants and the people I meet.” That’s a plenty fine reason to take a job, right? Art has a two-acre property in Long Grove, and as you can see, he’s done a remarkable job as a gardener. And, …