Reviews of Sweet Pepper ‘Bananarama Hybrid’, ‘Costa Rican Sweet’, ‘Flavorburst’, ‘Red Delicious’, and ‘The Godfather’

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Whoa, it’s March! Have you put in your final plant order yet? If you are still making some important last minute plant decisions right now (particularly about sweet peppers), I hope this post will be helpful. Last year’s biggest successes Read more ›

Introducing Gardening to Your Little One Without a Garden Part 2 – The Swedish American Museum

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I’ve been wanting to post about the Swedish American Museum’s Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for a long time. This museum is on a much smaller and more intimate scale than Kohl’s Children’s Museum in Glenview or the DuPage Children’s Read more ›

Don’t Miss the Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Visiting the Wonderland Express exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden has become an beloved annual holiday holiday event for my family. The amount of craftmanship and attention to detail – towards the plants material, organic structures, and train layout – Read more ›

Lincoln Park Conservatory’s 2012 Summer Tropical Show

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The Lincoln Park Conservatory has been looking fantastic these days! It seems like the Conservatory (part of the Chicago Park District) is experiencing some sort of renaissance: under the right leadership, managed by exceptional curators, and maintained by excellent horticulturalists. Read more ›

Introducing a New Category of Posts: Baby Nature!

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Since I’ve had my baby, it’s been inevitable that I have less time to putter alone in my balcony garden. Nevertheless, I now jump at opportunities to enjoy nature outside of the house with my favorite little companion. We’ve stumbled Read more ›