A requirement during my horticulture education was an internship at a public garden. I did mine at Cantigny Park in Winfield. After a very hot, humid summer I was left with no illusions about how many endless hours, the number of people, and how much work it takes to plant and maintain a public garden. This experience was invaluable.
Recently Cantigny’s Project New Leaf has been all the buzz in the gardening community. I recently had the opportunity to tour the grounds with the Director of Horticulture, Scott Witte and Senior Manager of Communications, Jeff Reiter.
Rain gardens are hot news, but are they pretty? Here are some examples that take the concept beyond mere buzz words.
It’s great to be traditional, but sometimes we’d like to do a variation on the familiar theme
The experts looked at the evidence and gave these new plants a thumbs up. You will too.
If you could only see your face right now (take a selfie and after you wallow in the horror of your expression, send me a copy).
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. I had done the deed myself...