Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Great Chef Series
Chicago Botanic Garden starts their Great Chef Series this month. The series features noted chefs preparing recipes with garden-fresh ingredients every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., from June through October. The event takes place in the Regenstein vegetable garden. Chicago Botanic Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL. For info, call (847) 835-5440, or visit:

Favorite or New Plant

Carefree Sunshine Rose
'Carefree Sunshine' rose is the newest in the Carefree line of shrub roses. This beauty has soft lemon-yellow double roses with the sweetest of scents. The foliage is deep glossy green and disease-free! I'm growing this shrub in a container this summer and will plant it in the ground in fall. All it needs is full sun, a bit of mulch, and once-a-year fertilization to continue blooming all summer long.


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