Leafy Greens Subscription Q & A

Leafy Greens Subscription Q & A

We interviewed Dave Szymanski, our Assistant Grower, to answer your questions about the Leafy Greens Subscription. What is a hydroponic system? Imagine a gutter, and on the gutter are the plants. A stock tank dispenses water into rows of gutters. The water lays a film...
Top 10 Transitions to Fall

Top 10 Transitions to Fall

1. Some of the annuals you’ve planted in the ground or containers this spring or summer have reached the end of their season. They may be overgrown and leggy or done blooming for the season. Remove the old plants and fill in bare spots with vibrant colored,...
The Classic Mum

The Classic Mum

You know fall has arrived when you sight the first mum budding open in prolific blooms. The Growing Place grows thousands of mums and fall color annuals each year. Chrysanthemums start in our greenhouse and are transferred outdoors in late June for space to grow....
Peonies to Last a Lifetime

Peonies to Last a Lifetime

Peonies are a garden favorite with lush, fragrant blossoms that fill the air with a nostalgic perfume from May through June. They are easy to grow in any sunny, well-drained location.  The Learning Gardens in both The Growing Place Naperville and Aurora locations are...
Rejuvenating a Garden

Rejuvenating a Garden

Inspired by the fresh rain and cool weather this past week, our Aurora Perennial team attacked the gardens near the Perennial shed in the back of the retail yard. The Growing Place staff maintains over an acre of Learning Gardens at each location. Planting new...