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The Weedpatch Gazette

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CHICAGO PLANTS, LANDSCAPES, PARKS & PRESERVES

~ and the people that create them ~

Sure Signs of Summer

9:33 am. Location: Lake Forest backyard, sunny perfect day, having coffee and reading Chicago Historical Society journal and the NYTimes, while texting to see if anyone wants to see A Midsummer Night's Dream with me tonight (no one (so far)...

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Field Notes

As I walk past the towering lilies backlit with sun and enter the field messy with helianthus and brambles I hear the raucous yells of crows in the woods near the old spring. What did they find? Are they mad or jubilant? Then silence. Walking...

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What Does Your Veg Garden Grow?

I lost a month! Somehow with all the gloom and gray and snow, I was totally shocked the other night when I started thumbing through the Chicago Botanic Garden's course guide, picked out a "spring" class that sounded good, and realized that the class had...

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Saving the Planet…read it and weep OR become a better gardener?

This snowy morning I opened the newspaper to find: a story about California's drought: 600,000 acres of farmland will receive no water from reservoirs or canals this year because there is no water in them. What a weather disaster. It's a...

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Spring MUST be near…

While grocery shopping at Jewel, my nose detected a known, but distant, fragrance. Here's what I looked down to find, and took a big, deep breath (yes, I inhaled!). On this gloomy, snowy, boring day, may these daffodils bring you hope that...

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MISSION

The Weedpatch Gazette is written for people who believe that beautiful landscapes should emphasize diversity and richness in plant material and be especially sensitive to landforms, ecology, economy, wildlife, and the wise use of land, water and soil. TWG aims to present information succinctly, with candor, detail, and humor. Submissions of content, well-reasoned criticism, and ideas for stories about landscape and the people who make and appreciate them are always welcome.

 

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