Northern & Central Midwest
Shows & Events
Great American Scarecrow Festival
Come enjoy the fall splendor while attending the Great American Scarecrow Festival. From September 15 to October 28, discover a range of artist-designed scarecrows throughout the Garden. Mum displays will also highlight the landscape. Open-air Country Markets will occur October 13-14 and 20-21 with special family activities.
Chicago Botanic Garden, Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022; ph# 847-835-5440
The Once and Future Gardener: Garden Writing from the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940
For a splendid read as we move into the down season of gardening, this collection of magazine writing will keep your mind in the garden. It shows once and for all that most gardening ideas are not new, but timeless. This lovely book is worth perusing just for the reproductions of magazine covers if nothing else.
The Once and Future Gardener: Garden Writing from the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940 Virginia Tuttle Clayton; Boston: David R. Godine, 2000. ISBN 1-56792-102-7