Here’s to Friends in Green Spaces

This past July 4th my family and I planted a veggie and herb garden for my dear friend, Deb.  It has taken a couple of years to convince her this would be a good thing. To be fair, she's told me...

So Many Plants, So Little Time

Like most gardeners in the Midwest I have been waiting, and waiting and waiting for the cold damp rainy, even freezy, Spring to give way to a more mild mannered, happy to be here, Spring. Finally we...

Good Garden Feels All Year Round

  We garden and appreciate gardens for the way it makes us feel. The Beauty in the Garden comes not just from the colors of the Spring or Summer, nor from the edible bounty.  Texture in the...

Mid-Summer in the Garden

It's mid-July here in Oak Lawn, a south suburb of Chicago. It is muggy so the lettuce is wilting and the Kale is starting to get tough. But, the cucumbers and green beans and peppers are coming in...

The Easy days of Summer in the Garden

This time of year in the garden is a sort of chill time.  All the hard work and planning is done.  You've already harvested some of your veggies and berries.  Your greens are looking for a salad...