Another myth debunked!
I wrote to the Extension Office recently with some questions about fungicidal treatments for a problem I’m facing in the garden. As an aside I mentioned chamomile tea as a fungicide, which is a remedy I have heard so often I believed that it MUST be true. Shame on me! Here is an excerpt from the email I received in response to my queries: We did considerable research into the suggestion that...
That's what I'm talking about! →
Plant natives, babe!
Aw yeah Thomas Street Garden! →
There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the...– Pema Chodron (via songhorse) Oh, my! This is so true. (via leekfixer)
Aw yeah Plants of the Chicago Region!
I’ve been poring over Swink’s Plants of the Chicago Region lately, coming up with a must-have list for the community garden that I tend to. It’s a little bit of a shame that after ten years the garden is still a hodge-podge of donated plants, many still unidentified, and often planted without any coherent overall strategy. It’s a far cry from the days of picking up dog...
This Book Will Change Your Life!
Plants of the Chicago Region, A Check List of the Vascular Flora of the Chicago Region with Notes on Local Distribution and Ecology, by Floyd Swink Copyright 1969 by the Morton Arboreteum Aw yeah Chicago Public Library! I found this volume at Sulzer Regional.. It’s going to be invaluable in helping me plan all of my plantings from now on.. He lists every plant found growing wild in the 22...
Upcoming events at the Lurie Garden →
Check out the August 16 lecture on bringing biodiversity into the home landscape with Doug Tallamy.. Here is another event that my schedule won’t allow me to attend.. I’m letting you know about it here so that you might tell me more about it later..
Aw yeah solstice!
I don’t know whether it was in honor of the summer solstice, but I spent twelve hours gardening today. I am fortunate enough to have had the time free to spend, and there were quite a few chores that I planned to knock out. Wouldn’t you know it, quite a few more turned up while I was working in the garden, and the next thing I know I’m wondering have I really been out here a...
I ‘made it’ when we did our first issue. Everything else - the New York Times,...– Jaime Hernandez (via spx) I just want to keep reblogging this every week to the SPX Tumblr because THIS IS THE CREATIVE MANIFESTO YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. (via spx)
APE IN A CAPE: "Make Your Own, Then" →
gailsimone: Been thinking about this a lot lately, pardon me if it’s a bit scattered, I have to jot this down between deadlines and may mess it up a little. I have seen, a million times, people with complaints about art or comics or film or music, dismissed online with the simple comment, “Make your own,…
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