The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
~Robert Frost from Reluctance
Ever notice that some of the deciduous trees in our Shoulder Hedge hold their leaves until the beginning of spring? These golden, paper-like leaves create a pleasing, rustling sound. This was an intentional design feature, to add visual contrast and aural interest to the winter garden. Our bi-colored hedge is making use of the phenomenon of
This time of year can be difficult for Midwestern gardeners. We have been kept inside this year by freezing temperatures and abundant snow and ice that have made even simple outdoor tasks more difficult. However, there are some great indoor activites that can bring the garden inside, heal our winter-weary skin, and inspire us to start planning for the upcoming gardening season. This past week, we shared some our our healing recipes on ABC 7.
This morning our horticulturist, Laura Ekasetya, joined Stacey Baca on ABC7 to demo a fun holiday project using natural beeswax sheets. Check out how you can create these beautiful, sweetly smelling gifts at home! Great project to try with kids. Beeswax candles are dripless and non toxic. This project requires only the heat of your hands--no need for a hot stove and thermometers. If you have cold hands you can always use a blow drier or electric hair rollers to heat the wax up. Great gift idea and the cookie cutter candles fit nicely in a holiday card.
The Lurie Garden wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Come celebrate with us! Bask in the glow of luminaries as they brighten the garden Thursday, December 12 from 5:00-7:00. Luminary Night is an evening of hot cider and guided walks out in the garden. Piet Oudolf designed the plantings to be enjoyed in all seasons, so come by and appreciate what winter has to offer.
Warm up in the Art Institute of Chicago's modern wing where you and your family can make a luminous ornament to keep. Registration for this free event is recommended but not required. For more information and to register click here. Looking for gift ideas?