Friday, August 31, 2007

Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago

So, I went to a wedding for my cousin in Chicago and had seen in the Organic Gardening magazine a couple months ago that they had featured Chicago and places to go. So, I saw this place on thier list and thought it would be great to go to. I loved it! They had several linking greenhouses with different themes and they were all lovely! Here is a beautiful hanging basket I encountered.
A close-up of the basket.
A bird of paradise.
Click on this pic and you'll get a better view. It was just awesome.
These palms almost touch the top of the greenhouse.
Giant Sea Grapes. Very cool.
They had lots of lovely gardens outside as well. It was all beautiful. They also had several different examples of composting including worm composting. They had it set-up so kids could dig in there and find worms. So neat!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

WoW! It's been over 3 Weeks

We moved over 3 weeks ago and I just got the internet hooked up. We had to figure out who to call since AT&T would have to re-wire the house in order to get thier service. So we figured it out and here we are. Still in the land of boxes and some child proofing needed. The yard is pretty safe so I'm not too worried about that. Whew! It's a lot of work to move.
Well, I gotta get some things done around here,but I'm sure I will be back soon to post more, most likely with pictures. ;-)