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As we garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

I am a complete and total SUCK-AH for gardening magazines. My all time fave is Gardens Illustrated from England. I subscribe to a zillion of them, well, those that are still in business. So, imagine my delight when I discovered this newbie on the block:http://www.growingwithplants.com/. May...

I learned two new terms this week that are totally cracking me up: Mommy Water. Heehee. Essentially, it means vodka. You know, for all those overstressed mommies. Second, Porch Pounder. Now, this is more my style. Certain wines fit into the "Porch Pounder" category. I understand...

Check this out: the view from the mezzanine level. Yes, over 1200 vendors and then some. What a show. Yours truly was down there mixing it up with all these fine folks. Chicago is a very cool city. Oh, and this is at the Navy Pier....

Whew, this is a big day. Off on the Independent Garden Centers bus tour today, to check in at 6 or 7 Chicagoland nurseries to see what's happenin' now. Get this money maker: cord wood. $200 bucks a cord. And this stuff will be gone...

Dee and Carol and lovely readers, There are two ways to look at this: either I am 7 days late in getting last week's letter up, or I am a day early. Let's go for early. But while we are dwelling on last week (oh, we're...

Hey there. Your roving reporting is checking in. I am in the fair city of Chicago for a couple days, taking in the IGC Show. Several thousand gardening peeps will be here to discuss the latest and greatest innovations in the garden center business. I...

If you are up and around, tune in this morning, about 7:35 am, to 94.9, THE RIVER radio station. I'll be there, offering up all kinds of swell fresh advice for your garden's health and well being. You, too, will fell better, just for...