Friday, January 11, 2013
The Chicago Botanic Garden, along with the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Grower’s Association, will introduce three new plants at the Mid-American Horticultural Show this January.
Glencoe’s own Chicago Botanic Garden, in collaboration with the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Grower’s Association, will introduce three new plants – the Forever Pink Phlox, the Beijing Gold Peking Tree Lilac and the Crescendo Sugar Maple – at the Mid-American Horticultural Show in mid-January. “All of the breeding that I do is in the ground [at the Botanic Garden], so I’m truly selecting plants that will work in the ground in northern Illinois,” said Dr. Jim Ault, Director of Ornamental Plant Research, who developed the Forever Pink Phlox. Ault has his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD in botany, but has been doing horticulture for 25 years and “hasn’t looked back once.” He’s been at the Chicago Botanic Garden for 18 years. Years of …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Did your pet get gussied up for Halloween?
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Does your pet love Halloween? Okay, let's rephrase that. Do you love Halloween and does your pet love you so much that they'll play along? If so, and you got your critter into costume, please share your photos with us. If the gallery doesn't satisfy your hunger to see pets in costume, check out this great video from last year's Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Were you there this year?
Friday, September 9, 2011
Caterer has guests munching on organic foods brought in from nearby Midwest states.
It was a beautiful, breezy evening for those attending the Farm Dinner at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Wednesday night, and the menu wasn't that bad, either. The cocktails were fresh from Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois; some of the main-course herbs were picked right from their stems at the garden; and Chicago-based City Provisions, which caters only the finest in locally grown, sustainable and organic foods, did the cooking. Other food stories: Time Marches on for Grocery Store Owner More than 50 guests, who each paid $200 for the dinner reservations and tour through the fruit and vegetable garden, indulged in bacon- and buttercake-stuffed jalapenos as an appetizer, and portobello mushrooms with kale and bleu cheese over ciabatta bread…
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Attendees give exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden all-around high marks.
Contestants in the 34th annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit not only had their plants on display last weekend, but also their patience in cultivating the exceptional foliage. The winner of the professional best in show ribbon was displayed through a series of pictures that showed the tree’s growth since 1972. It is proof of the dedication required to nurture Japanese maple, one of the slowest growing and most challenging bonsai plants. “Seeing one of that caliber is amazing,” said Cat Nelson, president of the Midwest Bonsai Society. “The quality of the trees that came this year made this one of our best shows.” More than 50 people from five states throughout the Midwest displayed 127 bonsai from Aug. 19-21 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Our weekly series will list something for you to do all summer.
Patch is your guide as you become a tourist in Chicagoland. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the city you've loved for years, check out the Patch Passport series. One of Chicago's most beloved green spaces flourishes at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a 385-acre plot of land in Glencoe. The northern suburb is nestled into the North Shore next to Winnetka and Glencoe. If you're looking for a break from the city, the North Shore's garden is just the launch pad for a variety of tastes, sights and sounds. You can drive your car, hop off I-94 or Sheridan Road (there's ample space in the parking lot), or consider biking on one of the many trails (check out the attached bike map). The Chicago Botanic Garden's website will also lead you …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The garden will feed people all over the Chicagoland area.
A little more of Kraft Foods is now dedicated to feeding people -- the company unveiled a garden on its global headquarters that will feed people all over the Chicago area. Kraft collaborated with the Chicago Botanic Garden to create the garden, which is 8,000 square feet. It is staffed by members Windy City Harvest Program, a job-training program, and other volunteers. Watch the video to see more of the ceremony and learn about the garden.