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CHICAGO PLANTS, LANDSCAPES, PARKS & PRESERVES

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My Ash Was Shot Up Today!

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,...

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The Blues on the 4th of July

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...

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Garden(er) Inspirations

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...

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Patience, please

Hi from Rommy & her Webmaster -  Just a short note from someone who knows the web, but is new to figuring out RSS-driven-blog-subscription!  To all of you new subscribers, please don't give up on us yet; I think we have it figured out.  The...

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A Potpourri of News…

Can you believe it's June 1st already?! Sorry to have been out of touch...planting season...our farmhouse gardens to be photographed for Country Gardens Magazine...family...volunteerism...Leah's college graduation...technical issues with this website...such a busy...

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Planting Irish (?!) Seed Potatoes

Three weekends ago I planted 15 potatoes in our vegetable garden. I bought the seed potatoes at Paquesi's Garden Center, and was drawn to these packages because they carried the "certified organic" label of the USDA. Never one to trust, I discovered that...

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Last Minute Garden Snoop Event…

Oh, if you can re-arrange your whole life to attend the Rare Breeds show at Garfield Farm Museum (west of St. Charles) on this Sunday, by all means you should do so. If you love animals, you will love this show. The show features some kind of Colorado...

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The Garden Snoop’s Calendar…

I do not promise to report every plant sale or garden tour, but if they look oh-so-interesting, I will post them as you alert me to them. Here are a few: Ending May 19 : Tour a Showcase House of a never-before-seen 1916 David Adler-designed 15,000 sq ft...

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Redbud Trees: Try All the Flavors

Quick! Check your garden! Do you have all the Redbuds?I thought we had 'em all in our garden: regular "pink", white, and purple-leaved. But last Thursday I found a new Redbud that puts the rest to shame. It's called, 'Appalachian Red', and it is STUNNING...

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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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