Spirited Gardening Tips: Bedding Down for Winter

by Julia Bunn, the Spirited Gardner

The leaf raking work of the season is past for many of us but often some leaves which drop later in the season remain until spring. For native plantings this can be a good thing. As Trish Beckjord ofRead more


Spirited Gardener Fall 2015 Inspiration

By Julie Bunn

This summer has been one of the wettest on record here in Chicago. In fact, Lake Michigan's water level has returned to "Normal for the Region" in just two years. Experts say that Lake Michigan has risen more than 3 feet sinceRead more


Preparing for your summer garden

By Rinda West
RindaWest Landscape Designs

gardentoolNow is a great time to be thinking seriously about this summer’s garden!  Once the weather warms up enough to spend time outside, here are some garden do’s and don’ts:

  • Cut back last year’s perennial flowers and grasses nowRead more