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

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...

Gardening 365 - Day 216. Looking for something to like. When it's 100 several days in a row, I have to work at finding something to embrace...

Rocky Mountains high, deserts low. Some deserts not so low. I am still making my way through the 300 or so plant profiles of bullet proof vegetative specimens you can grow here. Here. This area that covers a gazillion square miles, 6+ western states. I...