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My Favorite Perennial – the Sturdy Hosta

My Favorite Perennial – the Sturdy Hosta

Dear Casual Gardener, What is the favorite perennial plant in your garden which I could find at almost any home center and is easy to grow? Signed, Curious – – – – – –...

Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2009

Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2009

Yesterday I spent my day happily wandering the 2009 Chicago Flower & Garden Show. When I showed up to park at Navy Pier I was surprised by large frozen ice flows floating next to...

Spring is Coming! Spring is Coming!

Spring is Coming! Spring is Coming!

Dear Casual Gardener, Is it SPRING YET? ARGH! Signed, Swooning for Spring – – – – – – – – – – – – WOW! (picture me hopping up and down) It’s actually almost,...

Moon Tomato 2008

The S-assy Tomato Saga

Last year’s garden was a joy – I received several surprises in my garden. My favorite? The tomatoes. I have sassy tomatoes. Say it with me now – “SASSY tomatoes!” The Sassy Tomato Saga...