Fran Sorin

Connecting With Nature

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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Connecting with nature is something that most gardeners do naturally - at least while working in our gardens. But how many of us take the time - on a daily basis- to have an interlude with nature in the world outside of our backyards? I know that I can be as guilty as the next [...]

City In A Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design

I've always thought of Chicago as a great American city where urban greening, ecological landscaping, and beauty for beauty's own sake matters. The Lurie Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago's immense park system and green roof program are enough to make any nature lover's heart sing with joy. But when you add the magnificent containers, window boxes, [...]