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Our visit to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show The 2015 Chicago Flower and Garden Show was spectacular this year! I thought I would share our photo album on this cold snowy day in Spring. I hope this brings a little cheer to your Tuesday! If you did not have a chance to visit the… Read more »

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Start Cold Crops Inside If you haven’t done so already, early March is a good time to start seeds of cold crops such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower indoors under lights. By April, you’ll have plants that are ready to be transplanted outside a few weeks before the last frost date. Get… Read more »

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· If you have brought in geraniums for winter color, they must be placed in a window that receives direct sunlight all day and a daytime temperature of 70 to 75 degrees is maintained. Keep in mind geraniums do not like to be over watered. · Never apply water to houseplants late in the afternoon…. Read more »

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When the outdoor garden is tucked away for the winter — the saplings supported, the grass seed sown and the spring bulbs tucked snugly away in their flower beds — it’s time for indoor gardening fun! Many plants can be successfully grown indoors by children, including the pits and seeds of many grocery items (who hasn’t… Read more »

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What’s in a name: Chrysanthemum combines two words from the Greek language and means Golden Flower. History: Chrysanthemums have been used and revered by the Chinese since at least the early 15th century, according to the National Chrysanthemum Society USA, “As an herb, it was believed to have the power of life. Legend has it… Read more »