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Kathy Purdy
Kathy Purdy

Kathy Purdy gardens on 15 acres roughly halfway between Whitney...

Craig Cramer
Craig Cramer

I garden east of Ithaca in Ellis Hollow.  Check out...

David Furber
David Furber

I garden on a small city lot halfway up South...

Dan Segal
Dan Segal

Owner, The Plantsmen Nursery--enjoy gardening with anything that will work...

Rosemarie
Rosemarie

Haphazard gardener,can't resist sticking in one more interesting plant so...

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Lynn
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Lynn

I'm a recent transplant from the Southwest, learning a whole new plant vocabulary and trying new things I've never been able to grow. Aside from community plots in Austin, TX, this is my first garden of any real size, so I'm also having fun with design possibilities heretofore out of reach. I'm eagerly anticipating the appearance of hundreds of fall-planted bulbs and shoots from our young perrenial garden.

We love eating straight out of the garden all summer, so lots of work is devoted to planning, tending, and harvesting a 350 sq ft veg plot. Our house is a small former farm hand's house on a country road in Slaterville Springs, and the garden style that's emerging is a loose, native-based cottage garden: a mix of edibles, color, and hardy growers who will stand up to a novice's hand and Zone 5 winters. I write about it and share photographs on my blog, Sin City to Slaterville .

Recent Blog Posts

Once and future community gardeners

April 03, 2012 by Lynn

Filed under Garden Blogs

ITEM: We are officially members of the Woodlawn community garden. If that is even its name. There is no sign, no contact information, nothing formal about it at all, so getting in was a matter of stalking to find anyone who might be willing to part with a phone number. Seems it’s a loose affiliation [...] read more

It’s here. We nearly missed it.

March 20, 2012 by Lynn

Filed under Garden Blogs

We left 5 days ago in early spring weather, but arrived home late today, the first day of spring, to find the season nearly passed us by. At 84 degrees, this is the 7th straight day of at or over record temps in Chicago. The same is forecast for tomorrow. No one wants to contemplate [...] read more
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