This is the story of the Bayless Garden. Well-known restauranteur Rick Bayless grew up in Oklahoma City, was closely involved in the family barbecue restaurant, went on to study the regional cuisines of Mexico and opened the wildly popular Chicago restaurants Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. Seeking sources of locally grown foods, Rick was instrumental in building a local food movement in the Upper Midwest. Ever moving forward, Rick sought out and found the perfect Chicago residential space to have a working organic production garden in his own backyard. The Bayless Garden was born!
Cantigny’s Project New Leaf has been all the buzz in the gardening community. I recently had the opportunity to tour the grounds
Irises are named after a goddess who delivered messages while traveling on a rainbow. Just one reason they have so many colors.
Home garden or production garden? This space does both.
Last summer, I had the pleasure of strolling through Cantigny Park in Wheaton, where the floral displays are always spectacular.
Back in January 1906, the Gardener’s Monthly Magazine featured these women perusing seed catalogs and magazines.