Transition Plants Indoors

Transition Plants Indoors

Did you fall in love with your tropical plants decorating your porch and patio this year? If you want to try a repeat performance next summer, follow these tips on overwintering tropical and succulent plants. The plants will not grow as much as they did outdoors while...
Giant Pumpkins Need Your Vote

Giant Pumpkins Need Your Vote

Each of our locations in Naperville and Aurora has a patch of giant pumpkins decorated by our very talented staff. The theme is Pumpkins for Pollinators. When you visit, don’t be surprised if you see some big, friendly bugs! Be sure to vote for your favorite...
Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Growing garlic is easy! Plant the cloves in fall like you plant spring flowering bulbs. Garlic is then harvested in late spring/early summer. Follow these guidelines for fresh, homegrown garlic in your favorite recipes. Fall Planting Break the bulb apart, leaving the...
Pump-cculent Invasion

Pump-cculent Invasion

The design staff at The Growing Place gets compliments each year on their pump-succulents. Here’s our recipe for your own DIY success. Making pump-cculents is a creative activity to do with friends and family. All ages can hunt for natural accents outdoors, pick...
Fresh Lettuce All Winter

Fresh Lettuce All Winter

Our Winter Subscription of Leafy Greens is the result of a successfully trialed CSA program we did last year. Now we are growing tasty red & green Buttercrunch lettuce, the most sought after lettuce and favorite from our trials. You can have fresh, locally grown...