Archives For September 2010

Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, alliums and specialty bulbs. Learn about them and purchase them at the Fall Bulb Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on October 1, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2 and 3. For more information, visit chicagobotanic.org/bulb.

Tim Pollak shows us some of the plants he and his team grew in Production for the fall displays. The hanging mum hayracks have already been hung on the bridge from the Visitor Center. The mum ball containers will soon be moved to the Esplanade and the Crescent will soon be planted with the annuals Tim shows you in this video.

We talked to Nancy Giardina, co-chair of the Roadside Flower Sale, about the flower arranging workshops that occur August 31 through September 3 before the actual sale on September 10 through 12. Volunteers can sign up for the workshops and learn how to make beautiful dried flower arrangements and then their creations are sold at the sale. A variety of arrangements are available at the sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September 10 through 12, 2010. Visit chicagobotanic.org/calendar/roadside for more information.