Spring Gardening Tips

April 8, 2012 9:50:44 AM PDT
Even though spring so far has been keeping us on our toes in terms of changing temperatures, it is typically the season to start planting.

So, how can you make your garden more "green?"

The experts at the Lurie Garden in Millenium Park (link: www.luriegarden.org) certainly know all about that, and director Jennifer Davit joined us live from the garden during our ABC7 News Sunday Morning to give us gardening tips.

Jennifer's Tips

1. Bulbs are a great way to add early season interest to your perennial garden. This year our bulbs are blooming about five weeks early due to the warm temps.

2. The Lurie Garden is dedicated to sustainability, and that means conserving water. One benefit of infrequent watering is that is helps preserve bulbs and prevent them from rotting.

3. If you want to supplement your garden with bulbs, take note now, and photograph your garden or make drawings so you know where to plant your bulbs in the fall.

4. Top blooms now include:
- Virginia Bluebells
- Prairie Smoke
- Daffodils
- Tulips

Morning Bird and Nature Walk with The Nature Conservancy
Lurie Garden in Millennium Park
7:30 a.m. from April 20-May 3
Register online or call 312-742-8497