Midday Fix: 56th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk

Stanley Smith

Event:
56th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk
Sunday, July 20
noon – 5:00 p.m.

www.dearborngardenwalk.com

Stanley’s Tips:

Flowers
Flowers and plants make any garden. Use a variety of greens to create a boarder that looks good in every season. Accent the border with color. Do not be afraid to use color. Plant tall plants in tall planters, and short plants in short planters. Mix vegetable and decorative plans for production and beauty. Plant a variety of leafy green plants to provide interest and texture to the garden.

Containers
A Garden can be created in a small space like a balcony or deck, by using containers. Many are made of recycled materials.

Furniture
Create an outdoor living space with seating and lush plantings. Use an umbrella over seating area to avoid “hot seats” Many options are re-purposed and sustainable.

Dining
Everything tastes better outside. Farm to table recipes and mix and match dinnerware create a fun and entertaining scene. Avoid yellow dinnerware — it attracts bees.

The products shown today are available at:

Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home
600 N. Wabash
Chicago
(312) 324-7500

Farmhouse Chicago
228 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago
(312) 280-4960
farmhousechicago.com

Old Town Gardens
1555 N. Wells Street
Chicago
(312) 266-6300
oldtowngardenschicago.com

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