Hi, and welcome to my gardening blog. I am a garden consultant and coach in the Chicagoland area. This blog will allow me to share information, tips, resources, and photos of all things garden related. I'll also note local events and my experiences with gardening in the ground and in containers, edible and ornamental. And I'll post the occasional musing on what gardening and nature mean to me. I hope you'll find it enjoyable, helpful, and occasionally amusing - preferably when intended. Here's to a new gardening year!