Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Then and Now

Poor me. I’ve been gone all day every day this week and couldn’t take pictures of my yard for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day on the 15th.

Poor me. I leave when it’s getting light.

Poor me. I get back when it’s dark.

Poor me. I’ve had to spend every day at the Chicago Flower . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Then and Now

My First Published Paid Article Ever! Woohoo

Yes, gardening in Chicagoland has arrived at the Cichorski house, even though 4-6” of snow was also arriving as I wrote this. • My first published paid article ever is in the March/April issue of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. • I’ll be introducing the speakers at the Garden Show March 9 – 17. Ok, it’s . . . → Read More: My First Published Paid Article Ever! Woohoo

10 Tips For Planting Dahlias

I noticed that not every one of you showed up for Mike’s presentation last night, but I’m still going to share some dahlia growing secrets with you. Sure, you could have learned more if you were at the Lake Zurich Garden Club meeting, or at Mike’s presentation at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, but . . . → Read More: 10 Tips For Planting Dahlias

Seed Swap Or Feeding Frenzy – You Decide

One look at the picture and Feeding Frenzy is what you are likely to call this event.

Chicago Botanic Gardens called it a Seed Swap, but Feeding Frenzy feels right to me. I was among those vying to get our mitts on those seeds. Over 300 people had attended Diane Ott Whealy’s kick-off . . . → Read More: Seed Swap Or Feeding Frenzy – You Decide

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