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The Weedpatch Gazette

Welcome! My favorite part of this blog is the interactive aspect of it. Click on the blue titles to view the full article. This page is where you can pin, tweet, share, and best of all, COMMENT! I like comments! ~ Rommy Lopat

CHICAGO PLANTS, LANDSCAPES, PARKS & PRESERVES

~ and the people that create them ~

Tulip Mania!

I snapped this photo of tulips while passing by the gatehouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I'm usually not a fan of tulip mixes (too gaudy), but I thought the yellow/orange and blue/purple combo used here was excellent. If you want to copy the example,...

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A Gardener’s April Musings

This is the way my mind works, on fertilizer... Dream of the day when I whip out my wallet and plunk down $20,000 so we can go on a garden tour of England. Scotland, too. H'mmm...maybe the kid's life-saving operation could wait... Regret that I...

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Today’s Favorite Flower: Bloodroot

 I know each of you is walking around outside in this 80 degree weather--it's actually HOT, almost unpleasant (it got really unpleasant when the Lawn Guy got me good with the leafblower. Was that deliberate or an accident?). Anyway, the...

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Ice in March

 "Every winter the liquid and trembling surface of the pond, which was so sensitive to every breath, and reflected every light and shadow...closes its eyes and becomes dormant for three months or more. Standing on the snow-covered plain, as if in a pasture...

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Meet Jelena!

It's March 10 and a very gray day (did you turn your clocks ahead?), but I want you to meet 'Jelena'. She's a fiery orange flower blooming right now, unaware that there's still a lot of snow on the ground and more planned to come.Jelena blooms on what is...

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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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