Northwest Indiana Marshall ResidenceTraditional Landscape, Chicago

One-of-a-kind and other very rare plants are around every corner. The view from any angle offers something new and interesting. The property is a constant work in progress as planting beds and landscape installations are in constant ebb and flow.

Design ideas for a large traditional shade backyard stone garden path in Chicago for summer. —  Houzz
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spratim wrote:Oct 17, 2012
  • mousemaker
    oh Dear Smalls! I cleaned it up today (almost typed "toady" :)) and sprayed with fungicide. keeping my fingers crossed. in other bad news :) a hydrangea that I tried to save is probably dead after it was growing and then I fertilized it!!!! grrrrr my green thumb is on vacation.
    I checked out some garden books today from our library and one of them is The Gardener's guide to growing Daylilies. I just wanted to look at the varieties. I don't need any :) I was stunned and sickened to find that there is one called "golliwog"...so I wrote to the publisher expressing my dismay. The book was published in 1998, not 1938!! what planet are these people on?? I told them it is racist and terrible and that I was hoping someone besides me had spoken up and the name had been changed. It's bad enough with other names out there using Native peoples. GRRRRRR
d2saint wrote:Jun 10, 2013
  • d2saint
    Had not considered that aspect of doing it all at once. Will definitely take your advice! Thank you!!
  • D D
    Taking down beautiful healthy trees that have been here so much longer than any human life, is truly heart breaking. Do try to appreciate all a tree has to offer, and plant shade loving plants such as this picture shows. You see many tall trees here and still see a gorgeous garden. Compost and fertilizer are your friend. Tree canopy's can be thinned as an alternative to chopping.
kjziebell wrote:Jun 28, 2014
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    Smalls Landscaping
    We use a granular called ironite. they are under oak trees and love the soil their also.
    When we planted we amended the soil with pine fines and a composted potting soil we buy in bulk that has micronutrients and bacteria in them. but not too much after they are planted.
    they are just happy. the varieties make a difference at to how many blooms you get also.

    Roseum Elegans are a very hardy variety.
  • D D
    Thank you, good to know!
3joanne3 wrote:Jul 7, 2015
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    Smalls Landscaping

    Thank you,

    In a heavily wooded area ther is usually enough existing loam to plant directly into the ground. If there isn't we will dig a hole and mix half existing soil with half top soil peat blend or if not available use half existing soil and half peat moss. Mix very well and use this to plant.

haw123 wrote:Apr 1, 2014

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Beth Robinson added this to yardJun 2, 2019

Beth likes for wooded areas near house where keeping trees

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