Sunday, September 14, 2014

As Summer's Blooms Fade, Fall Fun Begins

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Hibiscus 'Pink Elephant'

Franklin Tree

Catalpa seed pods

Staghorn Sumac berries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chicago Botanic Garden on a Lovely August Afternoon

 High Maintenance Art
 Insect Damage
 Intimate English View
 Branches and Leaves
The Best!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Spots & Lines

Bows & Stripes

Cherries & Dots

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Admiral Butterfly and Buttonbush

So delighted to see these Red Admiral butterflies (males apparently) feeding on the native shrub,  Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) at a client's recently. The plant likes wet soil and full sun. With all the rain we have gotten (drought last summer, flash floods this summer), this shrub is thriving!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wedding Containers

It's so rare to have photos of our planting installations with people in them. So I was delighted when I attended a wedding last weekend hosted by a long-term, special client.

We landscaped the front yard and every year we have a blast planting annuals front, back and on this rooftop right in the middle of this very urban Chicago neighborhood.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Fruits & Veggies

Important to buy these organic...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Good Spring for Pig Squeak

Bergenia cordifolia