In a way you could call it a kitchen garden, and why not? Although there’s not a vegetable to be seen, it was designed while Brian Helfrich was sitting on his usual chair in the kitchen, staring into the backyard, thinking.
A construction manager with Aquascape, Inc., Helfrich explains that he treats every garden he does the same way, designing from inside the house looking out. “I lived in that chair by the kitchen window,” he recalls, referring to the period in which he planned the multi-purpose garden that he built for his Downers Grove backyard.
It’s great to be traditional, but sometimes we’d like to do a variation on the familiar theme
I often worry that my neighbors think I’m lazy. Yes, they may see me on my hands and knees, covered with dirt, and they may ...
I was recently interviewing a well-known garden writer about the benefits of an outdoor space in which to contemplate and …
A comical plant identification flow chart from our columnist, Mike Nowak.
One of the things I've come to notice about the horticultural racket (and I'm using the term with extreme fondness, unless I'm n