You might have noticed, as you were reading through this magazine, that there are stories about the birds and the bees (which makes some of us nervous), wildflowers, not-so-wildflowers, milkweed (which is a wildflower, not actually a weed, but don’t get me started) and other things that could be lumped generally under the heading of “nature.”
SPOILER ALERT! If you start by reading this column first (come over here and let me give you a great big hug!), I just ruined the rest of the magazine for you by giving away the plot, for which I apologize. Sometimes I just lose control.
Wait a second … this is a gardening magazine. The plot is always the same: plant the seed, water the seed, nurture the tiny plant, feed the tiny plant, water the tiny plant, transplant the plant, nurture the growing plant, feed the growing plant, water the growing plant, watch the plant bloom, watch the plant fruit, deadhead or prune the plant, watch the plant decline, watch the plant die, curse the fates, wonder what you did wrong, rinse and repeat. It’s pretty simple, really.
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. I had done the deed myself...
It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both?
There are people who say that autumn is their favorite time of year. I’m not one of them, although God knows I’ve tried. Yes, …
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
At Chicagoland Gardening we duly make our resolutions, chief among them our determination that 2017 will be the magazine’s best