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...
Shade Lovin’ Plants

Shade Lovin’ Plants

While all plants use sunlight as their energy source, many plants thrive in part shade to full shade. Part shade is lightly filtered sun, or 3-5 hours of morning sun, sometimes found on the east side of buildings and under the light shade of trees. Full shade is 1-3...
Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

This Saturday would have been our annual Gardener’s Art Fest and although we cannot host our favorite artists on site this summer, we can feature some of their work. We started the Gardener’s Art Fest over 20 years ago and from the beginning have chosen...
Plant a Pollinator Garden

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Butterflies, birds, bees, bats, and beetles are pollinators. They transfer pollen to fertilize plants. Every third bite of food you eat grew because of pollination to a seed-producing plant. Your morning coffee and blueberry muffin, lunch salad, and chocolate-covered...