Lurie Garden

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, [...]

Photo Overwhelm

– Posted in: Garden Visits

One of my first first lessons to students who take my garden photography workshops is about "seeing".  If you don't stop to think what you are seeing, what it is that excites you about a garden, then you will end up with a photo that will be little more than literally, a snapshot of time.  [...]

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Sesleria

– Posted in: Garden Plants

A couple of years ago while visiting the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago I was attracted to several groupings of a striking yellow-green tufted grass that I did not recognize. It was compact in its growth habit (10-12"H x 10-12"W), and had silvery inflorescences that were about 18"H. It was growing in full [...]