A Look at Summer Abundance, on a Winter's Afternoon with West Cook Wild Ones and Friends!

I had fun sharing my experiences, observations, and strategies for “re-ecologizing” with Wild Ones, West Cook this past weekend…. Here are a few snippets from the presentation I gave. I discussed plant community-based design, and native-plant-community based design and installation and stewardship gardening, and touched on soil health and, of course, monarchs. Check out theirContinue reading “A Look at Summer Abundance, on a Winter's Afternoon with West Cook Wild Ones and Friends!”

Walk the site with me

Please enjoy this tour of a Re-Ecology LTD project! Contact us if you would like more details about this project, or if you would like to transition your corporate site to a sustainable and beautiful landscape! This video was made in December 2018. My role on this project was design and oversight for a specialtyContinue reading “Walk the site with me”

Magic tree, magical beach….

Years and years ago, I was asked to design “bird-friendly” native plantings for a parking lot for one of Chicago’s Harbors. It wasn’t quite the first time I was asked to do something like this – all native plants – but it was still memorable. That particular design never was installed, but since then, theContinue reading “Magic tree, magical beach….”

Fools and Dreamers indeed… and the weeds may redeem us all

Magical place nurtured back to nature. Great lesson here about gorse. Soil wishes to be covered, so, there are always plants up for the job. Some of them, and most of them in places we disturb, are likely considered weeds. Perhaps we need to be clearer in our intention, step back in our understanding, andContinue reading “Fools and Dreamers indeed… and the weeds may redeem us all”