Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The plant is loaded with buds now, but I'll cut it back to the ground for winter. It will be hard to do but necessary for its survival. With a layer of mulch and blanket of burlap, it will be protected and insulated during cold months ahead. I expect it to see healthy growth next year and maybe even a few ripe figs by end of summer!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
I'll post updates as the fig grows. It's about 16" tall now and very healthy.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Hinsdale Nurseries 7200 South Madison Street, Willowbrook IL 60527 www.hinsdalenurseries.com
Here you can find container plants, perennials (helpful categories on plant signs indicate best conditions for planting perennials -sun, shade, wet & dry conditions), excellent quality shrubs and trees. I love the way trees are spaced out so there's room to walk through them to make selections. They will even plant the tree for you.
Planter's Palette 28W571 Roosevelt Road, Winfield IL 60190
This nursery grows much of their own material. You will find an incredible variety of plants and a staff that can help you in your gardening quest. I'll be purchasing my herbs and vegetables here.
Lurvey Landscape Supply 2550 East Dempster Street, Des Plaines Il 60016 www.lurveys.com
My favorite place for stone...it's not all about the plants:-) Their plant display is wonderful with great signage too. It's a great place to learn about what's available for your project.
The Growing Place 25 Plank Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
A favorite of many clients. I like to shop for metal trellis and plant supports here. Take a list if you are plant shopping:) This place is full of temptation.
Monday, April 21, 2014
After a long winter, it's finally time to enjoy spring gardening. Here are a few compost, soil & mulch suppliers in the area to get you started!