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...
Top 10 Summer Gardening Questions

Top 10 Summer Gardening Questions

Recent hot temps and high humidity can bring stress to plants. We field many calls and emails during summer from people seeing more bugs and fungal issues so we asked our expert staff to answer your top 10 summer questions to maintaining healthy plants. Our approach...
Plant a Pollinator Buffet

Plant a Pollinator Buffet

The selection of plants for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees is almost endless. Our Perennial and Annual plant experts currently offer a variety on display at both locations in Naperville and Aurora. We’ve put together some combinations to give you blooms...