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!
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A comical plant identification flow chart from our columnist, Mike Nowak.
Give your garden visitors a splendid send-off this autumn.
I never met a rose I didn’t like. Or almost never.
If this were a perfect world, I wouldn’t be writing this editorial for the March-April issue of Chicagoland Gardening at all.